There is a lot of confusion and debate surrounding the genre’s origins. With various accounts of the musical styles in the Johannesburg townships of Soweto, Alexandra, Vosloorus, and Katlehong. However, the genre gained popularity in Katlehong, a township east of Johannesburg. Some claim the genre originated in Pretoria due to its resemblance to Bacardi. Although there are many songs that closely resemble disco music, it is impossible to definitively identify the person(s) who created the popular genre.
Remmy Ongala Bio, Death, OMF Festival
Remmy Ongala was a Tanzanian-Congolese singer and musician. In the 1980s, Ongala gained popularity as a performer and was a part of the soukous scene (“Congolese rumba”). He went to Dar es…