Louise Mientjes writes about how race, gender, and class impact relationships between people in a South African recording studio.

1. Select one of the following genres: Kwela, Mbaqanga, Ischathamiya, Kwaito

In about a paragraph (around 4-5 sentences), identify the following from your readings:

o Define and describe the genre

o Name some musicians associated with it

2. Louise Mientjes writes about how race, gender, and class impact relationships between people in a South African recording studio.

a. Find a moment in her article when this is made clear (make sure to identify the page number in your response).

b. Describe how race and/or gender and/or class are impactful at that moment. You might answer questions like, what expectations do people have of each other based on their perceived race and/or gender and/or class? What kinds of power dynamics are at play between people of different races and/or genders and/or class backgrounds? What is unique—and not unique—to South Africa specifically regarding racial, gender, and class politics?

c. Answer this part of the question in 1-2 paragraphs (about 5-10 sentences).