Kwaito is the South African equivalent of hip-hop-the authentic street music of township youth. But it's no mere imitation of African-American sounds: Its pulsing dance beat evolved from such styles as mbaqanga and dancehall, as well as house and disco.
Rhythm of Resistance takes you across forbidden boundaries of aparthied to experience the authentic joy and sorrow of Black South African music. Music that has been ignored, suppresses or ghettoized comes alive in unforgettable moments, often filmed clandestinely. Featured are performances, interviews and intimate moments with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Malombo, Johnny Clegg/Sipho Mchunu of Julu