This Youth Month, join Spotify in celebrating our young up & coming and ‘already arrived’ local artists with an exhilarating new Future Fresh Mzansi playlist, that will go live on Youth Day this Saturday.
35 years ago, Brenda Fassie together with pop group, The Big Dudes, released the hit single Weekend Special. The song was such a hit that Fassie ended up touring United States, Europe, Australia and Brazil. The song crossed borders, racial divides and language barriers as people from around the world resonated with this hit single.
Fast forward to the present day and young South African artists are carrying on the legacy of being distinctly themselves. Over the past few years, South Africa has seen a rise in the number of young artists claiming their spots on local, continental and international charts. What has given artists the upper hand is the advancements in technology, shaping how music is shared and listened to by fans across the world. Music streaming platforms such as Spotify have played a significant role in driving the spread of music across racial, age and geographical borders.
The likes of Babes Wodumo, Sho Madjozi and Moonchild Sanelly are just a few of the artists who have further catapulted the local music scene with their distinct characters and sound. The Gqom sound and dance styles from Durban artists and Sho Madjozi’s blend of languages and electronic dance sound have made the Tsonga culture accessible to the world.
Curated especially for Youth Day, the Future Fresh Mzansi playlist features a diverse selection of commercial singles and emerging hits from local artists, across an array of genres, with a host of exciting tracks, many of which are destined to be hits in the country and abroad.
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