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date: 29 January 2020

Township jazzlocked


A synthesis of American swing and South African traditional or urban popular music. In the 1940s Zacks Nkosi was a forerunner of this style, which flourished in South Africa in the 1950s. Barney Rachabane’s composition Kwela Mama is also representative of the genre, and its practitioners Kippie Moeketsi and Ntemi Piliso later became members of the African Jazz Pioneers, a group which revived township jazz in the 1980s....

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