The power of Amapiano
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟰 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
South Africa has a well-known flair for developing its own musical genres: from the catchy tunes of Kwaito to the heady jams of ‘Gqom’, December anthems are almost always home-grown. Now, the distinctive lock-drum hook and irresistible sounds of Amapiano are taking centre stage. It’s a genre with a massive following both locally and internationally, but here at home, Amapiano isn’t just a music sensation, it’s a lifestyle. So, what’s behind the rise of the so-called “Yanos”? Carte Blanche heads into the studio booth.
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