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Marcalex

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Summary

  • The music of Marc and Alex Rantseli, aptly described as slick funk, has gained international popularity in America and abroad. A cosmopolitan crossover sound, it is the flip side of South Africa's township beat of Kwela and Mbaqanga. While the brothers admit to only the slightest incursion of ethnic influences into their music, the performances in this program belie that. A strong international influence in the music is attributed to the brothers' urban Johannesburg roots.

Notes

  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 18, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Contents

  • Tomorrow (2:36) -- "Boys-B-Boys" (2:59) -- Marcalex's Early Success (2:20) -- "Quick, Quick" (3:01) -- Funky Urban Music (3:42) -- A Musical Platform (2:28) -- Marcalex's Future (2:42) -- "Can You Feel It" (2:23) -- Credits: Marcalex (0:42)
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