How Afrobeats has become an unstoppable musical force
It’s difficult to describe the impact that Afrobeats, the music of South Africa, has had on the music scenes of this country, not just in the last few years, but also with each single release. The music has taken an enormous amount of forms. It was initially recorded as a protest anthem and with a message of protest; it now finds itself in many forms, including the most recent, a rap song.
In the 1970s it was an official song of the South African resistance against the apartheid regime. It wasn’t until the 1990s that it’s been used primarily as the main form of protest against the Apartheid and police systems.
While this music is only now gaining widespread mainstream exposure, it’s been around for decades. Its roots stretch back to the African folk revival of the 1930s and 1940s, where traditional African music has been used, as a form of protest, as a form of resistance against oppression of the races, and as a form of cultural exchange.
This music is a mix of African, Afro-American, and even West African music, with influences from the Caribbean and Europe, adding a new dimension to South African music, and has been created as a vehicle to protest against many sorts of issues in the country. These issues include the South African government’s treatment of its black citizens, the police, corruption, racism in the black community, and a general lack of education for black people. This is largely evident in the issues of poverty and unemployment in South Africa.
As a symbol of resistance against a system of white supremacy, Afrobeats is a part of the music of the African diaspora, and a reminder of what black African culture has achieved, while still struggling for freedom.
In the 2000s Afrobeats was used in a musical form that was both political and socially progressive, using the music to criticize the African National Congress, the governing party in South Africa. This form is now known as rap. Rap music is the music of music itself, and is also an important vehicle for protest. However, in South Africa it has become more than that. The music has become a cultural form, a vehicle for the Afro-descendent community to showcase their political and social issues.
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