Apple Music is shining the spotlight on the passion and perseverance of South Africa’s next generation this Youth Month through its widely celebrated YVNG & FREE campaign.
By now you should know that June in SA is recognised as Youth Month and on the 16th of June, commonly known as Youth Day, South Africans honour the young people who led a movement for societal change in 1976, and the ones who are blazing a new trail 46 years later.
Featuring Lloyiso, Nanette, Will Linley, Bernice West, Money Badoo, Khanyisa, Angie oeh, Kashcpt, Scumie and Mlindo The Vocalist, Apple Music’s YVNG & FREE celebrates South Africa’s emerging artists who are at the vanguard of a new South Africa.
“These tracks define being young and free because they talk about the everyday experiences of being young, and the feeling of caring less about what everybody thinks. These songs bring out the very vulnerable side about what we go through as young people, that we don’t always talk about.” – Lloyiso
“I made this Apple Music playlist with the intention of highlighting artists all over the world that I think have a great way of speaking about relevant topics in their music. And beyond that I think every song featured in this playlist is brilliant and so are all the artists here, shaping their futures and the futures of all listeners really with their art. I think that’s really honourable. Also, you have to play this on shuffle.” – Nanette
“These are some of the young South African artists I look up to on a daily basis. I have quickly discovered how much it takes to try and make music a full time career and so for every young artist putting a part of themselves out into the world and embracing the vulnerability that comes along with it, I salute you! That is what makes this Apple Music playlist a ‘YVNG & FREE’ playlist to me.” – Will Linley
“These are the artists that do not only inspire but recreate the future in the music industry!” – Bernice West