The Mahotella Queens are a trio of spirited singers (and dancers), who play a more hardcore mbaqanga
variety of township music.
Full of talent and innovation, African Flag Pantsula has created eight of their own Pantsula styles namely: Taptsula a combination of Pantsula and Tap Dance, Gumtsula a fusion of Pantsula Boot Dance, Classical Pantsula, Gear/slowpoison pantsula, Type and Hip-Hop Pantsula, Traditional and Mbaqanga
Pantsula, Kwaito Pantsula and South Africa Wedding Pantsula.
It is the equivalent of Mbaqanga
, Kwaito and Pansula in South Africa and R&B in America.
That Colmbiafrica somehow take in Zimbabwean Chimurenga guitar and South African township mbaqanga
along the way does raise the eyebrows, though.
Week two will feature the sounds of the 1950s through 1970s, including kwela, Zulu jive and mbaqanga
, a style that melds traditional Zulu dance rhythms with classic American soul and R&B.
He had heard 23-year old Hilda Tloubatla singing on South Africa's state radio station SABC and he introduced her to the other two core 'Queens', Nobesuthu Shawe Mbadu and Mildred Man-gxola, as well as to Mahlathini and the Makgona Tsohle Band, a Mbaqanga
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.
Enfin, a cette liste d'evenements -- qui est bien sur loin d'etre exhaustive -- ayant jalonne l'emergence des musiques du monde en tant que categorie importante de la musique contemporaine, il convient d'ajouter, d'une part, la chanson We are the World, chantee par 37 musiciens des Etats-Unis regroupes sous le nom USA for Africa, et Graceland, un enregistrement realise en 1986 par le chanteur americain Paul Simon avec des artistes sud-africains, qui mele le rock au mbaqanga
et a l'isicathamiya.
Today, I conduct a youth symphony orchestra, we take mbaqanga
and arrange it, we take any great classical tune and play it, and then they marvel: 'We thought you were only a jazz trumpet player.
This group was to become to modern Manding music what E T Mensah was to Ghanaian Highlife, what Mahlathini was to Mbaqanga
(South African township jive) and what I K Dairo was to Nigeria's Juju music.
developed, simple catchy tunes, rhythms that bring the shuffle of South African mbaqanga
into the jazz idiom, and a similarly optimistic spirit to Richard Bona's.
Umoja bounds into the vintage township pop and jazz styles of mbaqanga
, flirts with a Car Wash-inspired jumble of 1970s characters, then sweeps up to the spiritual heights of acapella gospel and, of course, indulges in a spate of gumboot dancing.