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...The South African singer Solomon Linda’s song “Mbube” became so popular that an entire genre of a cappella music was named in its honor. Born in 1909 on a labor reserve near Ladysmith, Linda grew up around traditional Zulu music...
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...When the group Ladysmith Black Mambazo was approached by Paul Simon to work on his 1986 album Graceland, it had already dominated the South African mbube scene for almost twenty-five years. In 1960, Joseph Shabalala formed the Black Ones...

Durban

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population (including the greater Durban-Pine-town-Inanda metropolitan area): 2,314,000 (2000) Founded by European settlers in 1824, Durban is the largest city in the Kwazulu-Natal province of South Africa, and one of the world...

South Africa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 42,768,678 (2003) The Republic of South Africa, the southernmost country in Africa, has a land area of 460,000 sq miles (1,221,040 sq km). Its population is 76 percent black, 13 percent white, 3 percent Asian and 8...

Johannesburg

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 4,247,000 (1998); metropolitan – 5,600,000 (1998)Johannesburg is the largest urban conurbation in the Republic of South Africa. The city is situated about 375 miles (600 km) northwest of the port of Durban on the Indian...