AKA. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Nasty C, A-Reece, Sho Madjozi and More Have Been Added To The Lineup For AKA’s Orchestra On The Square Concert

Fresh blood just got added to the lineup.

AKA just made his upcoming Orchestra On The Square concert even more interesting. Supa Mega took to Instagram yesterday to announce that Nasty C, A-Reece, Sho Madjozi, DJ Speedsta, Ayanda MVP, Team Mosha and 2Lee Stark will share the stage with him.


The artist announced the concert in January, stating he will take to the stage with a 30-piece orchestra to perform some of his hits.

The addition of some of the country's most popular artists at the moment is exciting news. Not only because they are great artists, but it's a great gesture for an elder like Supa Mega to share his moment with the future of the game.

Orchestra On The Square will take place from 4pm on Sunday, 17 March 2019, at the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria.

Tickets are available at Computicket.

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7 Gengetone Acts You Need to Check Out

The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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