List of Famous Bands from Cape Town

List of Cape Town bands, listed by their level of fame. This Cape Town musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Cape Town bands are included, as well as many Cape Town musicians of underground status. This list of Cape Town musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Cape Town bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

This list below has a variety of bands, like Jean Grae and Die Antwoord, in it.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Cape Town?" or "What is a list of Cape Town bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}

  • Jean Grae
    Hip hop music, Nerdcore
    • Albums: The Bootleg of the Bootleg EP, This Week, Attack of the Attacking Things... The Dirty Mixes, The Evil Jeanius, The Orchestral Files
    Tsidi Ibrahim, November 26, 1976), known professionally as Jean Grae (formerly What? What?), is an American hip hop recording artist, emcee, producer, actress, and comedian from Brooklyn, New York ...more
  • Die Antwoord
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music
    • Albums: Ten$ion, $O$, 5, XP€N$IV $H1T, Ekstra
    Die Antwoord is a South African rap-rave group formed in Cape Town in 2008. The group's members are rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser and DJ Hi-Tek. Their image involves a counterculture movement ...more
    • Albums: Ancestors, The Butterfy and the Bee, Village Life, Tern, Remembrance
    Louis Tebogo Moholo (born 10 March 1940), is a South African jazz drummer. He has been a member of several notable bands, including The Blue Notes, the Brotherhood of Breath and Assagai.
  • Kobus!
    Black metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal
    • Albums: Swaarmetaal, 100% Skuldgevoelvry, Kobus!, kobus!
    Kobus! is an Afrikaans extreme metal band formed in 2000 by ex-Springbok Nude Girls guitarist Theo Crous and ex-Voice of Destruction vocalist Francois Breytenbach Blom. They performed as a duo until ...more
  • Abdullah Ibrahim
    Folk music, Post-bop, Bebop
    • Albums: African Horns, African Dawn, Ode to Duke Ellington, Autobiography, African River
    Abdullah Ibrahim (born Adolph Johannes Brand on 9 October 1934 and formerly known as Dollar Brand) is a South African pianist and composer. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his ...more
  • Hotep Idris Galeta
    Folk music, Post-bop, Bebop
    Hotep Idris Galeta (7 June 1941 – 3 November 2010) was a South African jazz pianist and educator. His legal name at birth was Cecil Galeta, but according to local custom he was more commonly known ...more