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  • feature October 14, 2007

    What is Maskanda?

    Maskanda is a subgenre of Zulu folk music, born in South Africa. It has been called the “Zulu Blues,” as singers often sing about real life experiences, daily joys and sorrows, and observations of the world. Traditionally, a Maskandi musician … Read more »

  • hip-deep June 6, 2007

    The Zulu Factor

    Beginning in 1815, under Shaka Zulu, the Zulus began a campaign of conquest that would subsume so many other groups that today, the Zulu are South Africa’s largest ethnic population, numbering at least six-million. Ethnomusicologist Louise Meintjes, author of Sounds … Read more »

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