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What is the meaning of Amapiano?

Amapiano is a subgenre of house music and lifestyle that first appeared in South Africa in 2012. It is a fusion of deep house, jazz, lounge, and disco music that is characterized by synths, airy pads, and broad percussive basslines. It is characterized by high-pitched piano melodies, Kwaito basslines, and slow-tempo South African house rhythms. from the 1990s onwards, DiBacardi percussion came from another regional house sub-genre.

 Amapiano artist Master KG.
Master KG.

The originality of Amapiano

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.

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The key components of the genre are the collective use of repetitive piano chords in succession and resemble piano sounds from the Disco music era. Which was popular in the 1970s and 1980s and featured artists like the band Splash with hit songs like “Peacock,” “God of Mercy,” and “Glad,” to name a few, as well as the recently popular “log drum,” which has been created by Mdu aka TRP. Kabza De Small, a pioneer of Amapiano.

List of Amapiano Dj’s and producers

The most exciting South African producers currently carrying the torch for amapiano are highlighted in the list below. It is important to keep in mind that there is an undeniable gender imbalance on the production side of the sound within its country of origin, despite the fact that many female vocalists are pushing the amapiano scene to new heights (as listed by the author of this piece in a feature for Pan African Music).

Amapiano Balcony Mix Live XPERIENCE B2B with Mellow & Sleazy | S4 | Ep7
Best Amapiano mix 2022.

Best Amapiano Dance moves

The top best Amapiano dance moves video.

Best Amapiano Dance Moves 2022 (Hlogi Mash, Hope Ramafalo, Kananelo N, Die Laste Honda, Theebuhle)
2022 dance videos.

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 Salaam in 1978 and joined Orchestra Makassy there. Later, he formed his own group, Orchestra Super Matimila, which took the name of the entrepreneur who owned the band’s equipment.

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