Please Don’t Stop the Music – Mafikizolo

11 Aug

I haven’t been listening to nearly enough South African music so I started doing some “research” today. One of the first bands I stumbled onto was Kwaito/Afro Pop group, Mafikizolo, and I’m liking what I’ve heard so far (which is only one song haha).

Check out their “throwback” hit, “Nisixoshelani” (rolls off the tongue nicely, doesn’t it?) after the jump –

Apparently (based on You.Tube comments below the video) they’re singing, “Why are you chasing us away…when the party is so nice,” which is a theme anyone who’s been to a prematurely broken up high school house party can attest to!

Anyone have other South African music to suggest?

Until next time,

-Mbali-

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4 Responses to “Please Don’t Stop the Music – Mafikizolo”

  1. Manna81 August 12, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    You might wanna check out the rest of the Mafikizolo albums as well as Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP), Freshly Ground, Brenda Fassie, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Malaika, Gang of Instrumentals.

    Loving your blog by the way.

    Manna.

    • Mbali N. August 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

      Thanks for the tips! I’m about to check some of them out now 🙂

  2. zano August 12, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    If you’re digging Mafikizolo, check out some of Brenda Fasie’s music. She had some great tracks!
    One of my personal favourite SA bands though is Freshlyground – much ‘jazzier’ than Mafikizolo but something everyone can enjoy!

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