Your fave’s fave mu­sic

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Be­fore the 22nd SA Mu­sic Awards (Sa­mas) in two weeks’ time in Dur­ban, the or­gan­is­ers have asked some of the coun­try’s most pop­u­lar faces to pick 22 of their best lo­cal songs.

The re­sults are spe­cially cu­rated Sama 22 Ap­ple Mu­sic playlists by the likes of jazz leg­end Hugh Masekela, singer Wanda Baloyi, eight-time Sama-win­ning group Mafik­i­zolo, ra­dio and TV per­son­al­i­ties Bo­nang Matheba and Anele Mdoda, North God’s Da L.E.S, last year’s four-time Sama win­ner DJ Clock, for­mer Des­tiny Man edi­tor Kojo Baf­foe, lead vo­cal­ist of group Fokof­polisiekar Fran­cois Van Coke, Afrikaans elec­tronic band Die Heuwels Fan­tasties and others who have each cu­rated a playlist of their favourite 22 lo­cal tracks.

Sama CEO Re­filoe Ramo­gase said in a state­ment: “As South Africans, I think we don’t al­ways ap­pre­ci­ate quite how far we’ve come as a na­tion mu­si­cally, and how much we owe to both pi­o­neers and the cur­rent trail­blaz­ers. There’s such a rich repos­i­tory of South African mu­sic play­ing on con­stant ro­ta­tion in our heads that we thought it only fit for Sama 22 to pay trib­ute to this in­cred­i­ble mu­sic legacy, while we look for­ward to salut­ing the lat­est crop of in­dus­try stars and fu­ture leg­ends on June 4 at Dur­ban ICC.”

The playlists are a great mix of cur­rent and old school lo­cal tracks, and a se­lec­tion of gen­res of the lo­cal scene. – Gugulethu Mhlungu

The playlists are avail­able for stream­ing on Ap­ple Mu­sic via ap­ple­mu­

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