Greatest South African Musicians

Editor's Pick from South Africa:  Reggie Msomi


1. Abdullah Ibrahim        -        Jazz
2. Miriam Makeba        -       World Music
3.Hugh Masekela        -       Jazz
4. Trevor Jones        -        Instrumental Music
5. Solomon Linda         -        African Music
6. Mahotella Queens        -         African Pop Music
7. Trevor Rabin        -         Instrumental Music
8. Seether         -          Alternative Rock
9. Vusi Mahlasela         -         World Music
10. Johnny Dyani          -        Virtuoso Bassist
11. Ladysmith Black Mambazo        -        African Pop Music
12. Letta Mbulu         -        World Music
13. Brotherhood of Breath         -         Jazz
14. Juluka         -        World Music
15. Winston Ngozi Mankunku‎‎        -        Saxophone Virtuoso
16. Mahlathini        -        African Pop Music
17. Manhattan Brothers        -        Jazz
18. The Flames        -         Pop/Rock
19. David Kramer         -        Folk Music
20. Johnny Clegg         -        World Music
21. Lucky Dube        -        Reggae
22. Freedom's Children        -         Psychedelic Rock
23. Brenda Fassie        -         African Pop Music
24. Otis Waygood         -          Blues
25. Dudu Pukwana           -          Jazz
26. Sathima Bea Benjamin         -         Jazz Singer

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Anonymous said...

Fanie de Jager - operatic tenor.

Anonymous said...

The list is incomplete without The Soul Brothers and Caiphus Semenya

Gary Alan said...

Freshly Ground & Goldfish?

Anonymous said...

BRIAN FINCH - country rock musician, singer, guitarist, composer, has been on the South African music scene for over 45 years, with 10 albums released to date, his still performs live, and gigs around South Africa and Namibia, and is recording his 11th album to be released in September. He has a huge following in South Africa, as well as Namibia. Better known in the early days as a duo "FINCH & HENSON" - of which a collection series box set of all his music is available through His first album BRINGING BACK THE GOOD TIMES, produced by David Marks, and Mutt Lange. Please include him on this list as he has really contributed to South African Music scene. Contact Marion 0721515693 for more info.

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