Africa Brazil 2009

I tend towards the the old school when it comes to my taste in both African and Brazilian music.  “Nqayi” a collaboration by Brazilian DJ Maga Bo and South African artist Teba is anything but.  It’s pretty rad though.  It’s a mix of baile funk and whatever they’re doing in Capetown (I’ll plead ignorance here). The video was shot in the Capetown slums and apparently they’re speaking English for part of it, which I’d still like someone to prove to me.

Ostensibly, if you’re into the M.I.A. sound, this should be up your alley.

And in case you wanted to know:

“The lyrics talk about the difficulties faced by youth in townships today and how society tries to force them to drink and take drugs. Nqayi means baldhead and refers to fake rastas posturing themselves, but then bending over to the pressures of society and shaving their locks.”



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