South African Music
Discover South Africa's
Genres And Artists
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Are you wondering what South African music sounds like? Well, let's
find out! South
has a very active music scene and has been recording since the 1920s.
There's certainly something in it for you.
Genres and Styles
The music in South Africa is as diverse as the people that
live in this
modern nation. Various African ethnic groups, European and
Indian peoples bring their musical heritage to the stage.
What you wouldn't expect to find in an African nation, you'll
South Africa: metal, rock, psychedelic trance, pop or drum'n'bass are
very popular today. But
you're probably more interested in the styles that made South Africa
Jazz, reggae, gospel and neo-traditional genres, that are
on the heritages of the country's native cultures. Successful
artists often mix the various genres, creating intriguing new sounds.
South African Artists - Mama Africa
South African Musicians and Artists
This country can boast of artists that are famous in
every corner of the world. I guarantee some names or
songs will sound familiar to you!
I'm sure you've heard of Miriam
, our beloved Mama Africa! May she rest in peace.
Another big star, who recently passed away is Luke Dube
, South Africa's
king of reggae.
, the legendary choral group has been hugely
successful for years.
Sold-out world tours of the Soweto
show once again how South African spiritual
music inspires the international audience.
Other famous artists include Hugh Masekela, Dorothy Masuka, Johnny
Clegg, Brenda Fassie or Freshlyground.
As a new explorer, the Rough
Guide to the Music of South Africa
is a great CD
for you to start with. With the big artists of South African Jazz,
reggae, choral music and neo-traditional styles, it gives you a good
idea of what to expect from this nation.
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I'm sure there's something for you in the huge variety of music in South Africa. Enjoy!
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