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kwela

(ˈkweɪlə; ˈkwɛlə)
n
(Pop Music) a type of pop music popular among the Black communities of South Africa
[C20: said to be from Zulu or Xhosa: jump up]
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Noun1.kwela - a kind of danceable music popular among black South Africans; includes a whistle among its instruments
dance music - music to dance to
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31) By making recordings in Ben's lounge they started to promote folk and jazz musicians such as Count "Wellington" Judge, the Malombo Jazz Makers, Allen Kwela, Kippie Moeketsi, Jeremy Taylor, Mike Aaron "Big Voice Jake" Lerole, and Creda Mutwa.
The band was led by Jack Lerole, a South African penny whistle player and singer who was a leading performer in the kwela style of music in the 1950s.
Mushaandja said his favourite artists are Fella Khuti, Busi Mhlongo and locally Jackson Kaujeeua and Tate Kwela, and that he wants to make music that will heal this nation to be able to sing songs together no matter which tribe they are.
com (News24 2010); Beeld (Beeld 2010); a segment on the show Kwela on the subscription channel KykNet (Mr Gay World 2010); and a radio interview on Outspoken, a subscription radio service (Outspoken 2010).
197, donde el declara que "el marabi, el jazz sudafricano e incluso el kwela fueron el producto de una mezcla: la musica de la ciudad, en la cual los origenes supuestamente tribales desaparecieron para dar lugar al movimiento de todo".
Starting with tunes on the simple pennywhistle, the musical journey will take listeners through to the Kwela jazz sound and on to tunes from vocal legend Miriam Makeba, as well as South African musical icons Johnny Clegg and Mango Groove.
were produced and aired, while national documentaries included Carte Blanche and Kwela.
Cape Town: Kwela Books & South African History Online, 2001.
The "tune" these men sing to help them endure their arduous labour and their state of defeat, humiliation and entrapment expresses, like the Kwela music which it anticipates, both a simmering fury (in "fume") and a self-soothing resignation (indicated in "lullaby") (VERA, 1998, p.
Previous winners include South Africa's Mary Watson, who won in 2006 for Jungfrau from Moss, Kwela Books, 2004.