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Tales of Tsotsi Beat
     

Tales of Tsotsi Beat

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Tales of Tsotsi Beat is a solid comp of modern urban South Africa. The music of the townships has long embraced American and European pop and dance/club styles. Over 15 cuts, the Sheer Sund label literally gets down to it. There's the gritty hip-hop-meets-jazzy-house of the group Chiskop's club smash "Umunt'omnyama" with rapper in unison chanting over the

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Tales of Tsotsi Beat is a solid comp of modern urban South Africa. The music of the townships has long embraced American and European pop and dance/club styles. Over 15 cuts, the Sheer Sund label literally gets down to it. There's the gritty hip-hop-meets-jazzy-house of the group Chiskop's club smash "Umunt'omnyama" with rapper in unison chanting over the steady jazzed-up rhythms and chords. There's the dubby/dancehall house of "For as Long as Ngisaphefumula (It's My House") by Kabelo, the spooky near drum'n'bass atmospheric of "Wolla Wolla" that gets wrapped in trance by M'Du and Ganyani, and the older straight-up disco-meets-pop track "Somlinda Gengoma" by Zola that is the most soulful and earthy thing here. In all, this compilation paints a portrait, offers a look through the door of urban South African nightlife and its music. But it is only a glimpse, and this music goes so much deeper. That doesn't make this collection any less essential though; especially since some of these tunes will become (if they haven't already) classics.

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Release Date:
08/01/2006
Label:
Sheer Sound
UPC:
0878068000139
catalogNumber:
56

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Tales of Tsotsi Beat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
butterfly45 More than 1 year ago
I have a Kwanzaa celebration every year and this is by far the CD that gets everyone on the dance floor. I don't have to skip one song. I can just pop it in and join everyone on the dance floor. Thanks!