While those with no memory or experience of Apartheid may only associate the word "soweto" with Paul Simon, Vampire Weekend and negativity, volume two of Strut's Next Stop...Soweto calls back to just how liberating American music could be worldwide. Soul, Funk, & Organ Grooves focuses on the music that came out of contraband American records in a South Africa, where the only places where the powers of American souk, funk, free jazz and even disco could be heard were house parties in urban townships. This became the legendary" mbaqanga" genre, or township jive. The rare and difficult to find recordings will be released in the U.S., documenting an era when, a over a decade before Paul Simon combined Western pop with South African music, South Africans were doing the same in reverse.
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