A form of popular dance music that originated in the black townships of South Africa, characterized by choral singing and prominent basslines played on electronically amplified guitars.
A South African urban dance music with a heavy beat.
Origin of mbaqanga
- Zulu -mbaqanga in umbaqanga thick porridge made of cornmeal or millet, mbaqanga (originally applied to the music as a derogatory term by those who considered it simple and homemade)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition