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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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Watkin Tudor Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music
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Abdullah Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Folk music, Post-bop, Bebop
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Bijou Phillips is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Trevor Jones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Film score
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Blondie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop
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Lucky Dube is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Reggae, Mbaqanga
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Dean Geyer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Rock music, Pop rock
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Louis Hayward is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Frank Fenter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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
Trip hop, Electronic music, Acoustic guitar
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AB de Villiers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Candice Hillebrand is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Pop music
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Leon Schuster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Johnny Clegg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Music of Africa, Mbaqanga
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Juliet Prowse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Jason Hartman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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
Jam band
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Frederik Willem de Klerk... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Busi Mhlongo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Quiet storm, Smooth jazz, Mbaqanga
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Jabu Khanyile is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Music of Africa, World music, Jazz
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Joseph Shabalala is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Lebo M is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Miriam Stockley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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
Folk music, Post-bop, Bebop
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Johnny Flynn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa