New Series - BACKTALK - #1 - South African Music
This week kicks off a new series I’m calling BackTalk, wherein a guest and I converse on a topic we think deserves attention.
For the first BackTalk, I bring back Steve Erickson, music & film critic and music producer. We discuss South African music – the history, recent & current artists, its future, how the country’s politics & culture have shaped it, and how in the last 100 years or so it has had a particularly & surprisingly close relationship with US music.
Select South African music playlist (as suggested by Steve):
Recommended South African music compilations:
NEXT STOP…SOWETO (Volumes 1-4)
ZULU JIVE / UMBAQANGA
THE INDESTRUCTIBLE BEAT OF SOWETO (Volumes 1-6)
Find out more about Steve: