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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa (1933 – 1972)

Spokes Mashiyane is a legendary penny whistle player in South Africa and one of the primary exponents of Kwela.

Kwela is described accurately in wikipedia as follows. 'Kwela is a happy, often pennywhistle based, street music from southern Africa with jazzy underpinnings. It evolved from the marabi sound and brought South African music to international prominence in the 1950s.'

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