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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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Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: New Wave, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Dave Matthews is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
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Jean Grae is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Hip hop music and Nerdcore; Nationality: United States of America
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Yolandi Visser is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop & Rave music; Nationality: South Africa
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Trevor Rabin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Rock music, Classical music & Pop rock; Nationality: South Africa
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Steven Van Zandt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Heartland rock, Rock music & Soul rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Hugh Masekela is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Afrobeat and Jazz; Nationality: South Africa
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Miriam Makeba is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Folk music, World music & Afrobeat; Nationality: South Africa
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Shaun Morgan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Heavy metal, Post-grunge & Alternative rock; Nationality: South Africa
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DJ SFR is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Dubstep and Drum and bass; Nationality: South Africa
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Tammin Sursok is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Indie pop, Adult contemporary music & Ballad; Nationality: Australia
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Ashton Nyte is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Adult album alternative, Americana & Synthpop; Nationality: South Africa
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Brenda Fassie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Pop music and African popular music; Nationality: South Africa
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Lee Brilleaux is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Rock music, Rhythm and blues & Pub rock; Nationality: South Africa
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Lindley Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Louis Moholo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: South Africa
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Thomas Rajna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Bakithi Kumalo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Isador Goodman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Basil Rathbone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Brenton Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: Christian music; Nationality: South Africa
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Glynis Johns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Sid James is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
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Letta Mbulu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bands from South Africa
Genre: World music and Jazz; Nationality: South Africa