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12 South African Artists to Look Out For In 2020

Featuring Sha Sha, Die Mondez, Focalistic, Indigo Stella, Lurah, Elaine and more.

South Africa's music scene is a gift that keeps giving. Every year, a crop of new artists emerges seemingly from nowhere. Just like all other years, 2020 is promising to be a great one for music in the country. Below, we highlight some artists who had a promising run in 2019 and could potentially fuck up the game this year.

Read ahead for our 12 South African Artists to Watch in 2020. This list is in no particular order.

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Get Familiar With Sun Xa Experiment’s ‘Spiritual Ancestral’ Sound

The South African band's new single 'Bayede' from their upcoming album Umculo Umuthi is a good place to start.

Sun Xa Experiment is a South African group from Soweto. The septet is made up of Buyisiwe Njoko (lead vocals), Tebogo Mkhize (acoustic guitar), Lerato Seitei (electric guitar), Benedict Watte (percussion), Musa Zwane (bass), Siphiwe Mgidi (drums). They describe themselves as a band that "caters a spiritual ancestral sound that tells of stories of who we are as the global community without race, color or nation."

The crew says their music is part of a spiritual journey into self-discovery which connects their listeners to their ancestors, reminding them of who they are and where they are from as human beings.

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