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Africa Online -- Southern Africa
Discover the musical traditions of South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This easy-to-navigate site, broken down into regions then countries, provides maps, brief histories of the countries, local instruments, music trends, and musicians, plus a "listening booth" where you can download music samplers of major artists.
This fan page on the marimba gives a history of the instrument and lists compositions which feature the marimba as part of the repertoire. It provides a marimba discography and links to other marimba sites. There are also bios of marimba players and a searchable list of marimba events worldwide.

New World Music
New World Music is aimed at discovering, recording, and marketing music from the townships of South Africa. Proceeds from the sales of the CDs help support Intsholo Skolo ("A school for beautiful sound"), a township community education initiative. This site describes the project, lists the CDs available, and lets you listen to selections from them.

South African Performers
Discover the vibrant music scene in South Africa today. This site provides bios of contemporary Southern African musicians and visitors who have performed locally, emphasizing African, jazz, hip hop, reggae, and kwaito.

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