Blog April 25, 2014
A.J. Holmes' Classic Kwaito Mix
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela taking office as the first post-apartheid leader of South Africa, A.J. Holmes has dropped a mix of classic kwaito from the mid '90s and early '00s. We covered some present-day kwaito in our "South Africa Today" program last year. Holmes' mix provides a great chance to explore the genre's roots in the Soweto township of Johannesburg, and its rise to one of the most popular styles of the country. You can give the mix a listen on Soundcloud or download it below: