Watch a Documentary on the Evolution of South African Dance Music Known as Gqom

"If your taxi is blasting Gqom people will be attracted to your taxi because they like your music..."
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"If your taxi is blasting Gqom people will be attracted to your taxi because they like your music..."
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There is a burgeoning scene in Durban, South Africa that is laying the foundation for a dance sensation, Gqom, which could be described as being derived from House, but is also very much it's own entity. Now a collaborative effort between Italian label Gqom Oh!, and a Rome-based radio station Crudo Volta, takes us inside the phenomenon that's sweeping the internet.

A new documentary titled Woza Taxi, directed by Italian filmmaker Tommaso Cassinis and premiered on The FADER, aims to reveal more about the Gqom culture in Durban by focusing on a few of it's key players, including Dominowe and DJ Mabheko

The film, which is named after the taxi drivers in Durban who blast Gqom when driving people to parties around the city, also showcases how the genre is associated with drug use, mainly ecstasy, and the bhenga dance that is predominantly the way revelers like to enjoy the music.

Watch Woza Taxi below to learn more about this unique style of dance music that's making it's way around the world.