Amapiano has its haters, but it's still going huge in Mzansi

The rise of this house-music subgenre signals a shift in the sound that is most representative of this moment in SA

07 July 2019 - 00:00 By Setumo-Thebe Mohlomi

"F*!k piano! F*!k piano! F*!k piano!" chants Mavhuthu Dzege from behind the turntables at a Joburg deep-house event. The mantra is taken up by the crowd and grows ever louder. A predictable and ephemeral social-media uproar flurries and subsides when a video of that night is posted online...

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