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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #44: KYLA-ROSE SMITH OF FRESHLYGROUND

Download Kyla of Freshlyground's exclusively South African mixtape for our Africa In Your Earbuds series.


For the fourty-fourth installment of Africa In Your Earbuds we tap Kyla-Rose Smith, the violinist/singer of Cape Townf afro-pop staple Freshlyground, who delivers an alluring overview on the highly-diverse angles of South African music. Kyla's eclectic mix cruises from Miriam Makeba and Thandiswa Mazwai to the likes of Sibot, encompassing the wide range of sounds coming out of SA.

"My mix is music entirely from South Africa," she explains, "and expresses the extreme and beautiful diversity of our country — we are so blessed to have this crazy melting pot boiling over, sometimes dangerously, sometimes just simmering like a good sauce."

Stream/download AIYE #44: Kyla-Rose Smith of Freshlyground, mixed with the help of JakobSnake, below and watch our recent Okayafrica TV episode with the group. Big up to Underdog for the cover art!

TRACKLIST

Intro - Freshlyground

Remember Sophiatown feat. The Skylarks - Miriam Makeba

Khula Tshitshi Lami - Mfaz'Onyama

Make It Happen feat. Thandiswa Mazwai - 340ml

True Love -Ilanga

Whose Fooling You - Stimela

Kow-Kow - Malombo

Asiyimbambeni Sonke - Herbie Tsoaeli

Amagwala - Zuluboy feat. Bhekumizi

Badder Than Who - Sibot feat. Theba

African Jive (Moto) - Dick Khoza

Kubi - Zim Ngqawana

Vrou van San Maria - Alex Van Heerden and Derek Gripper

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Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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