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Amapiano, The New Sound Of South Africa

South African house music has no boundaries as the new sound AMAPIANO has become the topic of discussion lately, The sound is a new genre of music which is described as a fusion of gqom, deep house,
jazz, kwaito and all underlined by a soulful sound of a piano/synth lines. It is a lifestyle all in one song.

Tracing Amapiano to a particular source is almost impossible, it has a lot of piano in it, one of the pioneers of this genre are Jazzi Disciples who consist of Mr JazziQ and music partner Josiah De Disciple, says it started far back as 2013/2014 but vocals were included, as inspiration from seeing people relating to the song at parties and clubs, videos posted that featured people performing dances to the song, their
love for instrumental music manages to equip them with a valuable source for their creativity to machine their grooves.

Classical instruments are used to produce this genre of music. This new genre of music has come to stay as it is making waves and it intends to explore other musical instrument says jazzdisciple.

Dj Maphorisa and Kabza De Small Championed the sound last year, topping it off with their latest release, Phoyisa which features Cassper Nyovest & Qwestakufet.

Amapiano has transformed into a culture with its festivals, club nights, and specifically its form of dance, it is not only accepted in South Africa but embraced outside the borders of SA.

The mainstream media fasten Amapiano, top artist are championing the songs celebrating it and making collaboration. The hottest Amapiano songs making rounds in South Africa today can be listened and downloaded on Hiphopza.com.

Many debates have been held about where this genre originated from. Fans of the sound have argued that Amapiano originally emerged from Pretoria while others believe it derived from the Vosloorus.

During the early days of its popularity in 2016, Amapiano was taken on, by its means of circulation via low-quality file shares on messaging apps and online forums.

Developed by bedroom producers with limited resources, but why say anything negative to try and slow down the growth of a proudly South African genre though the music spread, was faster than anyone
expected.

In early 2019 you could not walk through the street of SA without hearing Amapiano soulful melodies seeping into the air from a speaker, phones, and car windows and street bashes.

Amapiano is undoubtedly the most played and spoken about genres in the South African music industry and has taken, music in South Africa to another level.


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