Music from South Africa – Donald Moatshe

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”:

Music from South Africa – Hugh Masekela

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!

Music from South Africa – The Parlotones

The Parlotones are an indie rock band out of South Africa.  They have had great success in South Africa and last year did an extensive US and Europe tour with their latest album Journey Through the Shadows.  The song I chose today is called “Honey” and is just one of the coolest videos!  If you like this video check this other post featuring the song “Overexposed“, also a classic video.

Music from South Africa – Freshlyground

This Afro-fusion band was formed in Cape Town in 2002. The band members variously hail from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Freshlyground’s musical style blends elements of traditional South African music (such as kwela and African folk music), jazz and indie rock. Listen to their latest single “Take me to the dance”, from the album Take me to the dance:

And here more about their brand new album, seems really great!

Music from South Africa – Splash

Found this nice song from Splash, also known as Dan Tshanda, a South-African musician. I really can’t descripe his music style, but I think it’s a mix of pop, world, afro and reggae with dance music beats… Here’s “Lufuno”:

Music from South Africa – Heroes Wear Red

This band was originally called Bloodmoney but changed their name in 2007 to coincide with the release of their debut album Surviving September.  Love their sound and hope they have huge success in the future.  Here is their fantastic song “Bring Me Love”.

Music from South Africa – Nibs van der Spuy

Nibs van der Spuy is an acoustic guitarist from South Africa.    His music is very versatile and he is able  to cross pollinate various musical styles, from, African, Classical, Celtic, World, Maskanda, Indian and folk.  This is his song “Beautiful Feet”.


Music from South Africa – The Parlotones

This band has a great unique sound and this must be one of the coolest music videos out there!  Their new album comes out in May.  Great band, check them out!

(if video is blocked in your country, here is an alternate The Parlotones)

Music from South Africa – Miriam Makeba

The late Miriam Makeba, from south Africa, also called queen of African music. Here’s her amazing song “Xica da Silva

“This is a tribute to Chica da Silva the first Afro-descendent that become a Queen in Brazil”