Original Articles

Kwaito: a developing inter-racial phenomenon?

Published in: Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa
Volume 3, issue 1, 2006 , pages: 94–105
DOI: 10.2989/18121000609486712

Abstract

This essay compares kwaito's development with the development of other inter-racial music styles, including jazz, ragtime, rock 'n' roll, disco and hip-hop. It poses the question: 'Will kwaito overcome racial barriers in the same way that these other music styles have done?'

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