mbaqanga

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mba·qan·ga

 (o͝om′bə-käng′gə)
n.
A form of popular dance music that originated in the black townships of South Africa, characterized by choral singing and prominent basslines played on electronically amplified guitars.

[Zulu -mbaqanga in umbaqanga, thick porridge made of cornmeal or millet, mbaqanga (originally applied to the music as a derogatory term by those who considered it simple and homemade).]
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mbaqanga

(əmbɑːˈkæŋɡə)
n
(Pop Music) a style of Black popular music of urban South Africa
[C20: perhaps from Zulu umbaqanga mixture]
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mba•qan•ga

(bɑˈkɑŋ gə, əm bɑ-)
n.
a rhythmic style of South African popular music derived from Zulu music, jazz, and rock and played on electric guitar, bass, and drums.
[1960–65; perhaps < Zulu umbaqanga thick porridge of maize or sorghum (or a cognate Nguni word)]
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mbaqanga

A South African musical style that evolved in the Black Townships in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
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