Mbaqanga is a popular Zulu genre of South African music, that emerged from the traditional Marabi Jazz and Swing as well as Kwela popular South African genres. Mbaqanga is much more based on Big Band Swing.
It appeared in the early 1960s from South African shebeens. Like Kwela, Mbaqanga has rural Zulu roots and continues to influence musicians worldwide today.
The early prominent Mbaqanga artists were Makgona Tsohle Band, Mahlathini and Mahotella Queens, Sipho Mchunu accompanied by Johnny Clegg with… read more
|Rank||Play||Loved||Artist and track name||Buy|
|1||Amaswazi Emvelo — Thul'Ulalele|
|2||Mzwakhe Mbuli — Uyeyeni|
|3||Nelcy Sedibe — Holotelani|
|4||Mahlathini — Bayasazi|
|5||Nganeziyamfisa no Khambalomvaleliso — Sini Lindile|
|6||Umahlathini Nabo — Qhude Manikiniki|
|7||Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens — Mbaqanga|
|8||Johnson Mkhalali — Joyce No. 2|
|9||Mahotella Queens — Thina Siyakhanyisa (Bringing The Lights)|
|10||Makhona Tsohle Band — Ngikhala Ngiya Baleka No 2|