Marabi Africa
Change Is Pain
Resistance Is Defence
African Jazz 'N' Jive: An Authentic Selection of South African Township Swing Classics from the 50s & 60s

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Emerging in South Africa during the 1920s, marabi was a conflation of musical styles. The music combined elements of Dixieland jazz with local musical conventions from the Zulu, Xhosa, and the Sotho. The music was performed primarily in illegal drinking establishments and was therefore snubbed by the more well-to-do blacks, as they did not want to be associated with illegal activities that might detract from their economic base.

Marabi Album Highlights

Marabi Africa
Various Artists
Marabi Africa
Change Is Pain
Mzwakhe Mbuli
Change Is Pain
Resistance Is Defence
Mzwakhe Mbuli
Resistance Is Defence
African Jazz 'N' Jive: An Authentic Selection of South African Township Swing Classics from the 50s & 60s
Various Artists
African Jazz 'N' Jive: An ...
Unbroken Spirit
Mzwakhe Mbuli
Unbroken Spirit
Greatest Hits: Born Free But Always in Chains
Mzwakhe Mbuli
Greatest Hits: Born Free ...

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Marabi Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Nouba el Hiraz el Kabir L'Orchestre Arabo
Hellfire African Jazz Pioneers

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Other Styles in Southern African