Kwaito - South Africa
Kwaito is yet another style of house infused with African identity that evolved into its own genre. Born in Johannesburg when Apartheid ended in the early '90s, it was symbol of blacks' newfound freedom. Although there were many, many hits in the country, the one song that grabbed the world's attention was DJ Mujava's "Township Funk." Beyonce even took notice of the style and had Kwaito dancers in her video for "Run The World." The genre has waned in recent years, overshadowed by the strength of international house in the country. But it hasn't disappeared and continues to evolve.