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Why Amapiano Will Be the Sound of UK Summer This Year

Music insiders like BBC Radio 1Xtra's DJ Edu, Charisse C and Sef Kombo tell us why 'The Yanos' smells just like UK summer.

In the last 12 to 18 months, the UK diaspora has been slowly clocking onto the carefree, trance-like sound of amapiano. The buzzing South African genre is set to play a vital role in British summer time this year — but why is there such an attraction and what makes this sound so appealing to the UK's African diaspora?

Charisse C, a DJ and host of the show 'Abantu' on No Signal Radio, believes it's impossible to have a conversation about dance music culture in the UK without talking about South Africa's influence. "What's captivating about amapiano is that there is nothing else that sounds like it."

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