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What is kwela?

What is kwela? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. (music) A style of music, first played in the townships, whose principal instrument is the penny whistle.
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Richard Matimba's keyboards could give the music an international pop gloss or mimic the mbira or the pennywhistle of South African kwela music.
African Rhythms traces various musical pathways from marabi through to kwela and mbaqanga and explores the lives of those who made the music.
When the popularity of kwela started to fade, Black Mambazo swapped the pennywhistle for the saxophone.
With her vocal range embracing mbaqanga, kwela, township jive and American jazz through ballads to gospel, she will add Afro-international zest to the tribute concerts.
It has 14 tracks that showcase a variety of musical styles like dance, reggae, jazz, mbaqanga, kwela and gospel.
Other influences that can be heard in the band's music include kwela, chimurenga, jazz and reggae.

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