[LISTEN] Is Gqom really music? Callers share their views

Ke Dezember boss!

The festive season is here and Mzansi already has their dancing shoes on.

While the battle for which songs people will be dancing to is raging; the open line on the Eusebius McKaiser show took a turn to discuss class appropriation in music and music genres.

Eusebius engaged callers on whether there isn't a conversation to be had around class appropriation and the way in which middle-class black people produce music and art by pretending to be their most authentic selves.

Two questions; is Gqom really music? Is there perhaps a discussion to be heard around class appropriation?

Eusebius McKaiser, Show host

I think Gqom is nice noise we need this December.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show host

A lot of people are catching a lot of feeling that genre of music. I don't understand why because music is art and it's open to interpretation.

Reteng, Caller

To me, Gqom is like a bunch of music started by a bunch of people who were lazy to compose or even play instruments. It's like computer programmed words and 4 sentences that play again and again for 6 minutes.

Hamilton, Caller

We have to connect to where we are coming from. You have to embrace where you come from.

Ituteng, Caller

We don't want to admit it but this class appropriation thing happens every day. Why does Mmusi speak the way he does when he is in Soweto? I bet it just happens, he doesn't even think about it.

Vumile, Caller

Listen to the rest of the open line here:


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