Marabi music was born in poor areas of Johannesburg in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Marabi music was developed and played at shebeens - illegal clubs - within these communities.
Marabi originally featured pianos accompanied by pebble filled cans for percussion.
As marabi rose in popularity, guitars, concertinas, xylophones and banjos were added to the mix.
Marabi eventually split into a number of sub-genres, including African jazz.