What is Soweto?

Were you curious to learn more about Soweto? Yeah, me too. When a question arises, Google it.

According to the city of Johannesburg's website, Soweto is the urban area of South Africa with the largest number of black residents and the heart of the apartheid struggle. It's where Nelson Mandela lived and where school children protested oppression.

Learn more here and listen above to the music of South African artist Sipho Mabuse, who incorporates elements of traditional Zulu into his music. (Note: The Zulu tribe was one of the most oppressed groups under apartheid.)


Emily said...

Okay, I've never even heard of this type of music before. I didn't think I'd like it, but add it to my pretty fall day mix!

Laura Lee Bloor said...

Hi Rachael,

Thanks for checking out my blog! I wish I had a good movie quote for you, but sadly, when I'm put on the spot, I draw a blank. The only one I could come up with was the one I've been using a lot lately from Anchorman: "What? You ate a whole block of cheese? I'm not even mad, I'm impressed." I'll be sure to continue reading, and good luck in your new place!