Shangaan Electro


Line up

  • Betrice Mashila (vocals, dance)
  • Richard Mthetwa (DJ, vocals)
  • Rirhandzu Hlungwani  (vocals, dance)
  • Sjinedo Chauke (vocals, dance)
  • Thomas Tshabalala (vocals, dance)
  • country:
    South Africa
  • style(s):
    • World
  • label:
    Honest Jons, Jiaolong
  • type:
    Band
  • artist submitted by:

WOMEX 13 Official Showcase Selection

The world is getting faster all the time and Shangaan Electro provides the soundtrack with clattering keyboard sounds and banging beats of 180+ bpm. The creation of producer, self-made record label mogul and all-round human dynamo, Richard 'Nozinja' Mthetwa, the high-octane, high-speed dance phenomenon spread like a bush-fire around the Soweto street-parties, with young and old propelling themselves into faster dance moves as Nozinja pushed up the beat counts with every new release. Unable to contain itself, a string of viral videos and the 2010 Shangaan Electro compilation released by Honest Jon's, brought international attention and the flamboyant, day-glo spectacular has been lighting up festivals from Glastonbury to Sydney, with Nozinja manning the decks and the clown-masked Tshetsha Boys and vocalists Tiyiselani Vomaseve and Nkata Mawewe dancing and singing their heads off. Literally breathtaking.

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