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Genre: kwaito

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Parent Genre: World/Traditional

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Kwaito is a popular music genre that originated in South Africa in the 1990s. It is a fusion of house music, hip hop, and traditional African rhythms. The music is characterized by its upbeat tempo, catchy melodies, and lyrics that often address social issues. Kwaito has become a significant part of South African culture, with its artists often serving as cultural ambassadors. The genre has produced several successful artists who have gained international recognition.


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List of kwaito artists

Here is a list of kwaito artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the kwaito genre. You can find out what kwaito genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 43 336589
2 44 164718
3 48 172373
4 39 117107
5 43 442100
6 42 205584
7 42 276078
8 33 83047
9 32 75606
10 41 158616
11 33 75328
12 31 73926
13 39 163525
14 31 72883
15 38 94461
16 29 36768
17 29 41960
18 27 41830
19 28 37409
20 36 167718
21 34 94985
22 45 363318
23 32 126029
24 26 87975
25 60 65958
26 45 212954
27 46 114812
28 35 73218
29 44 206635
30 33 81208
31 36 77150
32 42 63455
33 34 34625
34 31 113520
35 25 39624
36 34 80522
37 34 90753
38 32 87901
39 32 57144
40 32 42902
41 31 49531
42 30 69796
43 28 140695
44 24 36991
45 33 111994
46 35 75703
47 45 115171
48 28 42467
49 26 36752
50 26 41138
51 32 115603
52 33 72670
53 30 81756
54 36 107621
55 35 75175
56 33 68231
57 29 55145
58 29 62724
59 28 51856
60 44 208599
61 40 69500
62 31 76081
63 33 22551
64 27 33682
65 31 41377
66 29 16794
67 29 9771
68 26 30793
69 28 36030
70 26 9688
71 24 33673
72 32 68969
73 23 28165
74 31 30485
75 27 24461
76 48 26197
77 24 7902
78 37 54365
79 36 20658
80 32 22299
81 32 1965
82 30 15526
83 31 6033
84 30 6129
85 30 16198
86 29 41087
87 28 2384
88 27 6951
89 26 50536
90 26 30654
91 26 4097
92 25 5467
93 24 18976
94 25 9163
95 25 1919
96 24 30264
97 24 45137
98 24 6199
99 24 7448
100 24 9498

kwaito playlist created by Chosic

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