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  • noun A lively music genre from South Africa.

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Examples

  • "Our music is based on marabi, which is what we grew up listening to," said Sithole, referring to a 1920s music style that arose in Johannesburg's slumyards blending afro-american ragtime and blues.

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  • San Francisco Bay Guardian warns, "Brace yourself for hazardous dance floor anthems well-fed on the homegrown African sounds of high-life and marabi, as well as bass-laden pop grooves from, well, all over the globe."

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  • It is a great loss to music lovers, especially jazz followers, some of whom were almost addicted to his marabi and kwela music, and to cultural activists generally.

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  • Bra Ntemi used to reminisce to journalists about the early days of marabi and about his admiration for the whistle bands on the street of Alexandra, with their attempts to reinterpret ragtime.

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  • He led the music through marabi and into swing with seminal compositions like the irresistible "Sip n'Fly."

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  • It is a great loss to music lovers, especially jazz followers, some of whom were almost addicted to his marabi and kwela music, and to cultural activists generally.

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  • San Francisco Bay Guardian warns, "Brace yourself for hazardous dance floor anthems well-fed on the homegrown African sounds of high-life and marabi, as well as bass-laden pop grooves from, well, all over the globe."

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  • All the biggies are here from the colourful group which rose in the 80s to provide a wonderful mish-mash of 50s SA urban styles, contemporary pop, kwela, African jazz, marabi and Sophiatown big band swing.

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  • Over the next three years they made around 100 recordings of gospel, marabi jazz, traditional tunes and Sangoma songs which have since become recognised as some of Makeba's best work.

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  • Some Elvis imitation post-marabi South African 1950s pop music from Benoni Rocket at Benn Loxu Du Taccu.

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