Marabi is a style of township music that evolved in South Africa over the last century. The early part of the 20th century saw the increasing urbanisation of black South Africans in mining centres such as the gold mining area around Johannesburg - the Witwatersrand. This led to the development of township slums or ghettos, and out of this hardship...
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South African style originating as piano based music played in World War I era slums. Later incorporated by emerging South African jazz bands from the '30s on. Used loosely by various musicians in South Africato mean everything from original piano style to South African jazz in general. Also used more broadly to evoke memories of townshipnight life...
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