Various Artists

South Africa: Only the Poorman Feel It

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This is not Mahlathini, but the next wave of South African pop -- slightly more Westernized but also more thoughtful, less hell-for-leather. It's also more "groovy" -- slow and deep, sort of, as the music slows down to take a look at the new world around it. From modern-style pop with a strong local edge to zydeco-like stomps, this CD gives a tantalizing glimpse of the depth of South African music.

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