Definition of Mbaqanga

1. Noun. A style of South African music, with rural Zulu roots and a jazz influence, that originated in the 1960s. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mbaqanga

1. a South African dance music [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mbaqanga

mazurkalike
mazurkas
mazut
mazuts
mazy
mazzard
mazzard cherry
mazzards
mazzebah
mazzebahs
mazzeboth
mazzettiite
maître d's
mb
mbalax
mbaqanga (current term)
mbaqangas
mbari
mbaris
mbila
mbira
mbiras
mbobomkulite
mbube
mcallisterite
mcalpineite
mcas
mcauslanite
mcbirneyite
mcburney's point

Literary usage of Mbaqanga

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1. Black Composers of Southern Africa by Yvonne Huskisson, Sarita Hauptfleisch (1992)
"Awarded SAMRO Overseas Scholarship for Singers and Instrumentalists to study in USA from July 1989. Field of interest - Western mbaqanga, ngoma, ..."

2. State of the Nation: South Africa 2007 by Sakhela Buhlungu (2007)
"In contrast, mineworkers were seen to be rural, unsophisticated, and they listened to mbaqanga and ..."

3. Women Marching Into the 21st Century: Wathint' Abafazi, Wathint' Imbokodo by Human Sciences Research Council (2000)
"The first all-female jazz band in the country, it plays a wide range of music from Afro-fusion through mbaqanga and bluesy ..."

4. Every Step of the Way: The Journey to Freedom in South Africa by Michael Morris, John Linnegar (2004)
"... that had all the glamour and zest of American popular culture but with a distinctive African character. The kwela and mbaqanga sounds, and the energetic ..."

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