Skip to toolbar

Tag: 1950

Kwela

South African music came into International prominence with the formation of Kwela (Zulu for ‘get-up’ or in township slang it also referred to the police vans, the “kwela-kwela”) music, which was greatly influenced by Marabi sounds. The primary instrument of kwela, in the beginning, was the pennywhistle, a cheap and simple instrument that was taken…

Close
Menu
Close
%d bloggers like this: