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TThe music culture in South Africa is made up of diverse genres, from jazz, hip hop, kwaito and gospel to pop and alternative rock.

Jazz has a special place in South African music culture, and South African artists are well-known for pushing musical boundaries and doing things in new and exciting ways. The country’s political environment has had a major influence on its music, leading to the birth of original genres like kwaito, African jazz and mbube.

Did You Know?
“Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika”, part of the joint national anthem of South Africa, was originally composed as a hymn by South African school teacher, Enoch Sontonga in 1897.

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