Closeup October 18, 2022
Bacardi Beats of Pretoria
American DJ Matthew Key—A.K.A. DJ M-Point—has deeply explored post-apartheid dance music in South Africa, from the earliest murmurs of kwaito to the latest amapiano hits. In this episode, he travels to Pretoria, South Africa, to discover a little-known link in the complex chain of genres: Bacardi music. Likely named for the famous rum, the music has a rich local history and a unique sound. Narrated and produced by Matthew Key.