Music of South Africa 


Afrikaans music

Afrikaans music was primarily Dutch in character, along with French and German influences, in the early 20th century. Zydeco-type string bands led by a concertina were popular, as were elements of American country music, especially Jim Reeves. Melodramatic and sentimental songs called trane trekkers (tear jerkers) were especially common.
After World War I, Afrikaner nationalism spread and musicians like accordionist Nico Carstens were popular.



  • (solisti)  Jim Reeves, Nico Carstens

  • (gruppi)


  • (cordofoni)

  • (aerofoni) concertina

  • (membranofoni)

  • (idiofoni)


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