Columbian Romperayo on “Que Jue?” offers such a colourful, contemporary, and unrestrained interpretation of cumbia, while Hama on “Houmeissa” makes an entirely different story: cosmic, multi-layered music, which builds a bridge between tradition and futurist sounds.
Sho Madjozi sounds best in parts that draw on contemporary influences from her native Limpopo and gqom, like in the aforementioned “Hutu” or “Kona”, with its fresh blend of shangaan electro. These tracks are distinctive and sassy, offering a lighter, wilder and definitely more pop-oriented take at gqom.
Tri-city artists community characteristics include non-formalised activities and a reliance on the DIY method. Another important aspect is the support derived from social relations and the mutual flow of social capital, as well as the independent work of individuals who embrace a variety of tasks and projects, which often have an ephemeral character and exist within certain time frames.