Formed in 2006, The Black Hotels from South Africa are an alternative rock group from Johannesburg. Listen to their nice song “I’m The Ghost”:
Ladysmith Black Mambazo (LBM) is an a cappella group from South Africa. The group was founded in the early 1960s in the township of Ladysmith (KwaZulu-Natal). The Black in the name refers to, Black Ox ‘, which (traditionally) is the strongest animal on a (African) farm. Mambazo means ax ‘.
Here is their song Nkosu Sikelel l´africa
Aleko & Lumino are a South African afro pop and dance music duo. Listen to their nice song “Make Me Move”:
No words. Just tribute to one of the greatest personalities of the last century.
Simple Minds (Scotland) live in 1990 with their Tribute Nelson Mandela :
The Memeza African Choir (South Africa) featuring Marika Hattingh and a group of international musicians with “The Rainbow Song”:
Johnny Clegg (UK/South Africa) with his song “Asimbonanga”, live in 1999 together with Nelson Mandela:
Trenton and Free Radical (South Africa) with their song “Mr. Mandela”:
Ciza tha Journalist (South Africa) with his song “Lion of Africa”:
Simon & the Bande À Part are a South African indie folk and rock trio from Cape Town. They consist of Simon on vocals and acoustic guitar, Eric Michot (aka Mr Kito) on bass and Ross Campbell (Urban Creep, Benguela, Fetish) on drums and released 4 albums so for. Listening to their song “Blinking and Breathing”, I was just so amazed! It’s even more than wonderful, wow man.
Mafikizolo is a south african music act, formed in the 90s. Listen to their nice song “Khona” featuring Uhuru:
Trevor Johnes, born in 1949, is a South African film score composer. Listen to his soundtrack of “The last of the Mohicans”:
This is something special for you. It’s the World Music post #3,500! So our music blog includes 3,500 songs from nearly all countries right now. Hope you like our work.
Donald Moatshe, just known as DONALD is a South African dance and pop musician. He’s really one of the greatest talents from South Africa. Listen to his great track “Over the Moon”:
Sigauque Project is the creation of Canadian-born Daniel Walter, a radio producer and musician who heads up a media company specialising in communication for social change, CMFD (Community Media for Development) Productions, based in Johannesburg. The group combines musical influences from across Africa – from a new take on Marrabenta to Senegalese Mbalak and Nigerian Afro Beat, with some smooth sounding jazz thrown in the mix, a pan-African musical journey. The music was originally created as part of music projects across Africa addressing issues such as human rights, gender, xenophobia, etc and is now performed by the Maputo-based band. Listen to their piece “ZI Clip”:
Hugh Masekela, born in 1939, is a musician from South Africa. He is known as one of the most popular jazz and world music pioneers from South Africa. Listen to his piece “Don’t Go Lose It Baby”:
Thanks for this suggestion, thesonnyone!