South Africa's charts are sprinkled with the same hits by international pop stars that dominate the American mainstream, but the country also has a thriving scene of its own. Among names like Mumford & Sons, Bruno Mars, and Rihanna getting heavy radio play, local acts are making their mark. Cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, and Pretoria each add their own distinct flavor to a South African music community becoming more unified thanks to music festivals and the Internet.
While you're probably familiar with Die Antwoord, South Africa has plenty more exciting new music to offer, and it's worth diving into. Read on and get familiar with some of South Africa's most exciting and interesting current artists.Click to start the list