Famous Bands from South Africa

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List of famous South African bands, groups, and solo musicians, listed by popularity with photos when available. These popular bands from South Africa come from a number of different musical genres, including rock, pop, metal, electronic, jam, punk and acoustic. These might not necessarily be the best South African bands, but this list contains a majority of the greatest bands from South Africa. Music lovers who are looking for new music to listen to can use this list of talented South African musicians to discover some great new bands and artists.

List bands include Zain Bhikha, Ard Matthews and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Which bands are from South Africa?" and "Which bands are popular in South Africa?"
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    Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Peter Gabriel New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Nerdcore

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    Yolandi Visser is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Yolandi Visser Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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    Trevor Rabin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Trevor Rabin Rock music, Classical music, Pop rock

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    Heartland rock, Rock music, Soul rock

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    Afrobeat, Jazz

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    Folk music, World music, Afrobeat

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    Heavy metal, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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    Dubstep, Drum and bass

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    Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Ballad

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    Adult album alternative, Americana, Synthpop

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    Pop music, African popular music

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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Pub rock

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    Bakithi Kumalo

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    Isador Goodman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Isador Goodman

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    Christian music

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    World music, Jazz

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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    Folk music, Post-bop, Bebop

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    Bijou Phillips is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Bijou Phillips

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    Film score

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    Blondie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Blondie Chaplin Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Reggae, Mbaqanga

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    Rock music, Pop rock

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    Louis Hayward is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Louis Hayward

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    Rhythm and blues, Southern rock, British rock

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    Yoav is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Yoav Trip hop, Electronic music, Acoustic guitar

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    Candice Hillebrand is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Candice Hillebrand Pop music

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    Music of Africa, Mbaqanga

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    Juliet Prowse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Juliet Prowse

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    Jason Hartman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Jason Hartman Popular music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Vusi Mahlasela is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Vusi Mahlasela Jam band

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    Quiet storm, Smooth jazz, Mbaqanga

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    Music of Africa, World music, Jazz

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    Miriam Stockley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Miriam Stockley Pop music, New Age music, World music

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    Hotep Idris Galeta is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa

    Hotep Idris Galeta Folk music, Post-bop, Bebop

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