Spoek Mathambo brings the future sound of South Africa
Nthato Mokgata is trying hard to manage his identities in the face of his blossoming fame. By day he’s Nthato, the low-key 26-year-old from Johannesburg who dropped out of medical school to make his career in music. By night, in the studio and on stages around the world, he’s Spoek Mathambo, a fantastical futuristic figure who writes, raps and produces some of the most vibrant and unclassifiable electronic pop music in the world today. He comes to T.T. the Bear’s on Sunday.