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Soul Brothers: The Life And Times, by Sydney Fetsie Maluleke

Soul Brothers: The Life And Times, by Sydney Fetsie Maluleke

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This book traces the history of the Soul Brothers, a popular South African mbaqanga group that was formed in 1975. In this book the reader is invited to a 43 year journey of the Soul Brothers in music covering their successes and tribulation and their contribution to revolutionizing Mbaqanga music.


The book provides details about how the group was formed: who the original members were and how they met. It further highlights some painful but encouraging moments of the tragic deaths of original members and how the group managed to forge courage and carry on recording albums and performing live on local and international stages. In the book the reader learns more about when the group began recording albums and the events that led to the composition of certain songs.

Furthermore, using colorful photos of their accolades, gold and platinum discs, newspaper and magazine articles, and the views of other mbaqanga musicians, the book shows why the Soul brothers are proclaimed the Kings of Mbaqanga. It also has a chapter that analyses their music focusing specifically on the social meanings of their music.

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