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History and Some facts About Amapiano

Amapiano is a style of house music that emerged in South Africa in 2014. Amapiano is a sophisticated hybrid of deep house, jazz and lounge music characterized by synths, airy pads and wide basslines. It is distinguished by high pitched piano melodies, Kwaito basslines, low tempo 90s South African house rhythms and percussions from another local subgenre of house known as Bacardi.


Although it is known the genre gained popularity in Gauteng, there is a lot of ambiguity in terms of where the Amapiano style of music originates, with various accounts of the musical style in Johannesburg townships, Soweto, Alexandra, Vosloorus and Katlehong where it is most common. Because of the genre's similarities with Barcadi, some people assert the genre began in the Pretoria area with DJ Mojava which was made popular by Pretoria taxi drivers and has been an on going debate about the origin of Amapiano. Various accounts as to who formed the popular genre make it impossible to accurately pinpoint its origins

This type of music genre can be gotten from few Top South African music websites and one of which is iminathi.



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