South African Music (historic)

The story of South African music is one of discussion with various introduced styles, and different levels of hybridisation over time. Since the early colonial times until the present day, South African music has developed out of the interaction between of local and international concepts and styles, giving it a unique feel that bears the unmistakeable essence of the nation.
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Miriam Makeba, nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music in the U.S. and around the world

Miriam Makeba, nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music in the U.

Al (Alec) Debbo (22 June 1924 – 13 July 2011) was a South African comedian, singer and actor. As one of the most famous artists of his generation he made an enormous contribution to Afrikaner music and culture. Famous for the song "Sonbrilletjies". He died of heart failure at a hospital in Bloemfontein on 13 July 2011, at the age of 87.

Al Debbo Bygestaan Deur Nico Carstens En Sy Orkes Hou Die Blinkkant Bo 1950 en Riksja Booi 1950

I have learned so much from you, Lucky Dube

Lucky Dube Best Of Greatest Hits (Remembering Lucky Dube) Mix By Djeasy by djeasyy on SoundCloud

Simon 'Mahlathini' Nkabinde (1938 - July 27, 1999) was a South African mbaqanga singer. Known as the "Lion of Soweto" Nkabinde is the acknowledged exponent of the deep-voiced, basso profundo "groaning" style that came to symbolize mbaqanga music in the 1960s.

Simon 'Mahlathini' Nkabinde - July was a South African mbaqanga singer. Known as the "Lion of Soweto" Nkabinde is the acknowledged exponent of the deep-voiced, basso profundo "groaning" style that came to symbolize mbaqanga music in the

IN MEMORY OF LEBO MATHOSA  Lebo Mathosa was one of the hottest female vocalists in South Africa. Her professional dance act, sexy look and unique sound, (a fusion of R, African music, dance and funk), set new standards in the local music industry.

IN MEMORY OF LEBO MATHOSA Lebo Mathosa was one of the hottest female vocalists in South Africa. Her professional dance act, sexy look and unique sound, (a fusion of R, African music, dance and funk), set new standards in the local music industry.

Brenda Fassie (3 November 1964 – 9 May 2004)

Black artists: 'You have to know where you're from'

Monday marked 12 years since the Queen of African Pop Brenda Fassie, aged 39 then, passed away. She was important in her country with the likes of former presidents Thabo

Tsakani Mhinga who went by the stage name of TK. Died under tragic circumstances at the age of 27. A SAM Award winning South African R and kwaito artist, TK was the niece of world renowned South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka aka Princess of Africa.

Tsakani Mhinga who went by the stage name of TK. Died under tragic circumstances at the age of A SAM Award winning South African R and kwaito artist, TK was the niece of world renowned South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka aka Princess of Africa.


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