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How Izingane Zoma's 'Msholozi' changed the face of maskandi

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Izingane Zoma in performance (Photo: Izingane Zoma/ Supplied)
Izingane Zoma in performance (Photo: Izingane Zoma/ Supplied)

The first time I heard Izingane Zoma’s Msholozi it was akin to hearing nothing at all. What other way can you describe the sudden appearance of something that didn’t exist, something that was unlike anything that came before it? I was a teenager back then, working in my uncle’s thriving tuck shop. On weekends, I would help him with customers, taking stock and whatever cleaning needed to be done while he took a brief, much-deserved break.

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