Chapter 5 – Mbaqanga

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The correct spelling of this guitar style is mbhaqanga, which, according to Hilda Tloubatla, ‘is Zulu for a mixture of maize bread and mealie meal cooked together, that is what our parents called it. On this chapter we look at The Evolution of Mbaqanga, Main Figures: Marks Mankwane, Vivian Ngubane and Douglas Mnisi. To add depth and perspective, guest artist – Themba Mokoena was invited to address various aspects of the tutorial and provide demonstrations and interview in video. To find out more, subscribe tutorials and also find the published book Introduction to South African Guitar Styles Vol.1 “Five Decades of Ukuvamba” (1930s to 1980s) direct link

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