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Meaning of "mbaqanga" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MBAQANGA

Perhaps from Zulu umbaqanga mixture.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MBAQANGA

mbaqanga  [əmbɑːˈkæŋɡə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MBAQANGA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mbaqanga is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MBAQANGA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mbaqanga

Mbaqanga is a style of South African music with rural Zulu roots that continues to influence musicians worldwide today. The style originated in the early 1960s.

Definition of mbaqanga in the English dictionary

The definition of mbaqanga in the dictionary is a style of Black popular music of urban South Africa.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MBAQANGA


anger
ˈæŋɡə
charanga
ˌtʃæˈræŋɡə
chimichanga
ˌtʃɪmɪˈtʃæŋɡə
clangor
ˈklæŋɡə
clangour
ˈklæŋɡə
Googleganger
ˈɡuːɡəlˌɡæŋɡə
Kananga
kəˈnæŋɡə
Katanga
kəˈtæŋɡə
khanga
ˈkæŋɡə
languor
ˈlæŋɡə
Mahajanga
ˌmæhəˈdʒæŋɡə
manga
ˈmæŋɡə
mganga
əmˈɡæŋɡə
panga
ˈpæŋɡə
sanga
ˈsæŋɡə
tanga
ˈtæŋɡə
Tange
ˈtæŋɡə
Zamboanga
ˌzæmbəʊˈæŋɡə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MBAQANGA

mazuma
mazurka
mazut
mazy
mazzard
Mazzini
mb
MBA
Mbabane
MBBS
MBChB
MBE
Mbeki
mbira
MBO
Mbomu
Mbujimayi
mbyte
mc

WORDS THAT END LIKE MBAQANGA

anga
Bucaramanga
changa
Ganga
inanga
kanga
karanga
kawanatanga
kotahitanga
Mpumalanga
pa´anga
ranga
rangatiratanga
runanga
Tauranga
tikanga
whare wananga

Synonyms and antonyms of mbaqanga in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «mbaqanga» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MBAQANGA

Find out the translation of mbaqanga to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mbaqanga from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mbaqanga» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

mbaqanga
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mbaqanga
570 millions of speakers

English

mbaqanga
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

mbaqanga
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

mbaqanga
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

mbaqanga
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mbaqanga
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মবাকাঙ্গা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mbaqanga
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mbaqanga
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

mbaqanga
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

mbaqanga
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

mbaqanga
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mbaqanga
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mbaqanga
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எம்பாக்வாங்கா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Mbaqanga
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Mbaqanga
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mbaqanga
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mbaqanga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

mbaqanga
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mbaqanga
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

mbaqanga
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mbaqanga
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mbaqanga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mbaqanga
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mbaqanga

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MBAQANGA»

The term «mbaqanga» is normally little used and occupies the 138.135 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MBAQANGA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mbaqanga» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mbaqanga» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mbaqanga

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MBAQANGA»

Discover the use of mbaqanga in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mbaqanga and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sound of Africa!: Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio
Is mbaqanga a set of formal characteristics that are rendered in performance ? Is mbaqanga a quality of experience ? If I list generic traits in order to work outward from a definition of a prototype, I miss the shifts in interpretive communicative ...
Louise Meintjes, 2003
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South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland
In the early 1960s Mashinyane introduced the saxophone to kwela with his song ' Big Joe Special', ending the penny-whistle boom and creating sax-jive. Sax-jive quickly became mbaqanga. Mbaqanga The saxophone became vital to jazz ...
Kate Armstrong, 2006
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Guitar Atlas: Guitar Styles from Around the World
Mbaqanga is the quintessential electric-guitar pop music of the South African townships. Developed during the early 1960s, it represents a fusion of the more jazz-oriented marabi sound of earlier decades and the new rock and roll and R&B ...
Alfred Publishing, 2008
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South African Literature and Culture: Rediscovery of the ...
Casual students of the history of African music in South Africa soon realise that mbaqanga music is reaching ever greater heights in its development. A significant influence in this development is the contribution of such musicians as Makeba, ...
Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele, 1994
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Beyond Memory: Recording the History, Moments and Memories ...
Within this genre emerged a mbaqanga sound enriched by township soul. this style became so popular and would be responsible for exposing both mbaqanga and township soul to the world. In KwaZulu-natal two young guys had big dreams  ...
Max Mojapelo, Sello Galane, 2008
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Focus: Music of South Africa
Mbaqanga has become an umbrella term used to describe the music made by small bands playing the music popular in Black communities from the 1930s to the present. It is the style featured in much of the protest music-theater of the 1980s ...
Carol A. Muller, 2010
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Articles on South African Styles of Music, Including: ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Hephaestus Books, 2011
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Popular Musics of the Non-Western World: An Introductory Survey
From the late 1950s the term mbaqanga — denoting commercialized syncretic pop musics — came to be applied to various forms of jazz- (and later) rock- derived jive. Much of modern mbaqanga consists of choral vocals accompanied by ...
Peter Manuel, 1990
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The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Africa ; ...
The phrase structure was the familiar AABB repeat of the old mbaqanga. Hence, the sound of mbaqanga jive derived more from traditional and neotraditional African music than from the earlier, more Western and jazz-influenced mbaqanga of ...
Ellen Koskoff, 2008
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The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
The phrase structure was the familiar AABB repeat of the old mbaqanga. Hence, the sound of mbaqanga jive derived more from traditional and neotraditional African music than from the earlier, more Western and jazz-influenced mbaqanga of ...
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MBAQANGA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mbaqanga is used in the context of the following news items.
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Masondo laid to rest in song, dance
The small township of Hammarsdale just outside Durban came alive yesterday as thousands of people flocked to bid farewell to mbaqanga ... «Sowetan Live, Jul 15»
2
Mbaqanga is dead. Long live mbaqanga
The honey raw voices of the Soul Brothers soothed the soul of South Africans suffering the brutality of apartheid, writes Vukile Pokwana. «Independent Online, Jul 15»
3
Live Streaming: Funeral Service for Mbaqanga Icon David Masondo
By The CITIZEN|A family man who always put his children first. This is how mourners attending the memorial service of legendary musician ... «ZimEye - Zimbabwe News, Jul 15»
4
David Masondo hailed as king of mbaqanga
Johannesburg Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development Councillor Chris Vondo joined several high-profile personalities ... «Joburg, Jul 15»
5
Memorial for singer who 'soothed souls'
The mbaqanga and iscathamiya musicians united on stage in honour of the late singer through music performances. They were led in song ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
6
South African Star to Perform at July 28 'Music in the Park'
His sound has a rhythmically grass-roots vibe, fusing elements of traditional Xhosa music, mbaqanga, soul, hip-hop and dub. He is a storyteller ... «The Nelson Daily, Jul 15»
7
A Giant Baobab of Country's Traditional Music Has Fallen
Mr Masondo, the lead singer of mbaqanga group Soul Brothers, was among the pioneers of a true African sound. "It is through legends such as ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
8
Legendary Soul Brothers singer David Masondo dies
His career with Soul Brothers, dubbed the Mbaqanga kings, spanned for over three decades. Having produced more than 35 albums over the ... «Johannesburg Sunday World, Jul 15»
9
Masondo's local producer mourns his demise
Renowned producer Sicelo Dlamini is inconsolable following the sudden death of the South African legend of Mbaqanga music David ... «The Swazi Observer, Jul 15»
10
Tributes pour in for singer David Masondo
The King of Mbaqanga and working class Entertainer pass on! #COSATU conveys its heartfelt condolences to the family of #DavidMasondo. «Eyewitness News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Mbaqanga [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mbaqanga>. Apr 2020 ».
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