Mbaqanga | The African Rock ‘n’ Roll Years
Mahlathini became the 'King of Mbaqanga', a type of South African music developed from jazz.Tweet
South African Music Genres | The African Rock 'n' Roll Years
An introduction to smusical genres distinct to South Africa.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Gracelands | The African Rock 'n' Roll Years
Joseph Shabalala and his group sang iscathamiya, a Zulu unaccompanied harmony style. When Paul Simon travelled to South Africa and recorded with Ladysmith Black Mambazo- the resulting album, Gracelands, was a huge boost for South African music and the country's fight against apartheid.