South African music is definitely being taken to new heights....or lows, by some people's standards. There is a soul sickness in the art that accompanies the 'mashing' up of cultures. In the following song by Gazelle, called Die Verlore Seun, it's a mashup of white and black culture. The video was filmed on a farm in the Limpopo Province. Limpopo happens to be one of the provinces that is notorious for farm murders. But it's the expression of these mashups in art that gets international attention. The New Yorker recently commented on Gazelle -
Gazelle with the sights and sounds from home shot on location in Ohrigstad Limpopo province on xander’s family farm with all the lovely people he grew up with… A dedication of respect to the simple people that are the most beautiful and really make the world go round.It was just a slight oversight that they neglected to mention that it was these 'simple people' that were responsible for genocide.