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marabi

(ˌmaˈrɑːbɪ)
n
(Music, other) South African a kind of music popular in townships in the 1930s
[of uncertain origin, possibly from Sotho]

marabi

A South African musical style that emerged in the 1920s from a fusion of Western jazz and the traditional music of the Zulu, Xhosa, and Soto peoples.
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Fayyad was arrested alongside Fawzi Jaber and Khaled Marabi in a Prague hotel in April 2014 after they were allegedly caught selling drugs and weapons to American undercover agents of the U.
Marabi nights; jazz, 'race' and society in early apartheid South Africa, 2d ed.
Modikwe Dikobe se roman The Marabi Dance is in 1973 gepubliseer maar speel tydens die 1930's en 40's af.
12) Met Molamu (2004:63) se verklaring van die lemma marabi as vertrekpunt, kan ons aflei dat die woord Marapie in hierdie titel onder andere (kyk die bespreking verderaan) na 'n inwoner van Marabastad verwys.
The Chilean abalone, Concholepas concholepas (Bruguiere, 1789), and the surf clam Mesodesma donacium (Lamark, 1818) rank among the most important commercial species for Chilean and Peruvian shellfisheries (Bustamante & Castilla 1987, RaN & Marabi 1997, Rubilar et al.
Mbaqanga fuses marabi (South Africa's homegrown jazz style) with gospel, traditional music drawn from Zulu, Sotho, Shangaan and Xhosa roots as well as R & B influences, and it is a style that they made their own.
Gevolglik het talle voorbeelde van 'n vermenging van rock of ander wit style (soos boeremusiek) met plaaslike swart idiome soos marabi, kwela en mbaqanga binne die kommersiele musiekterrein na vore getree.
Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville.
Marabi Nights, therefore, represents a positive change in the sensitivity of South African music scholarship.
Finally, plays like Marabi and Sophiatown celebrated the lives of black urban ghettos before their destruction by the South African government and their residents' forced removal to townships on the margins of Johannesburg - indeed, what became Soweto.
An alternative explanation is that the South African musician Allen Kwela (1939-) is said to have developed the music style that bears his name from the marabi music style in the 1950s.