African Music Encyclopedia


The Soul Brothers


The Soul Brothers, a group of ex-factory workers, started out in in 1974 playing American Soul music (with the matching outfits, choreography, etc. of the Motown sound). The band's most distinguishing characteristic was their two-part vocal harmonies inspired by Shona vocal groups from Zimbabwe. They quickly moved into mbanqanga and today their sound features distinctive South African sax riffs.

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