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 up by street performers in the shantytowns. Lemmy Mabaso was one of the most notable musicians of this genre.