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Deconstructing the “indestructible” beat

As a child growing up in suburban Pretoria during the 1970s, Louise Meintjes (MAIN-keys) vividly remembers hearing the growling male vocals, insistent female choruses and driving electric beats of South African mbaqanga music blaring out of domestic workers’ and gardeners’ radios. “Only later did I realize how odd it was,” Meintjes, who is South African, […]