Mix: Zulu Soul & Township Jive


This mix features the musical styles of Township Jive and Mbaqanga, which originated in rural Zulu townships in the early 1960s and went on to influence music worldwide. Both styles are closely related and found influence in western soul, funk, disco and reggae. The sound can be characterized by its distinguished high-pitched, choppy guitars which are accompanied by a heavy bass line.

All of these 45s were acquired from the 2014 WFMU record fair.


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  1. Luis

    Working to this music on a fine Friday Morning ! Is keeping up the rhythm in the office and preparing the mood for the Weekend. Thanks for the Mix !