This Saturday 16 June marks Youth Day and Spotify is celebrating our young up & coming and ‘already arrived’ local artists with an exhilarating new Future Fresh Mzansi Youth Day playlist, that will go live on Youth Day this Saturday.
Over the past few years, South Africa has seen a rise in the number of young artists claiming their spots on local, continental and international charts. What has given artists the upper hand is the advancements in technology, shaping how music is shared and listened to by fans across the world. Music streaming platforms such as Spotify have played a significant role in driving the spread of music across racial, age and geographical borders.
The likes of Babes Wodumo, Sho Madjozi and Moonchild Sanelly are just a few of the artists who have further catapulted the local music scene with their distinct characters and sound. The Gqom sound and dance styles from Durban artists and Sho Madjozi’s blend of languages and electronic dance sound have made the Tsonga culture accessible to the world.
Curated especially for Youth Day, the Future Fresh Mzansi playlist features a diverse selection of commercial singles and emerging hits from local artists, across an array of genres, with a host of exciting tracks, many of which are destined to be hits in the country and abroad.
Some of the songs include:
- Opposite the Other – Everybody Knows
- Diamond Thug – Sapphire
- Batuk – Bamboo Blue
- Sho Madjozi – Huku
- Babes Wodumo – Ka Dazz
- Moonchild Sanelly – Weh Mameh
To listen to the full playlist download the Spotify app via the Android or iOS app store or by heading to their website.
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