Bongo Maffin

Bongo Maffin

Also known as Bongomaffin
Members of Bongo Maffin: Jahseed, Stoan, Thandiswa Mazwai
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Discography of Bongo Maffin:

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# Cover Release title Total tracks Download full release in mp3 Release Date Label

Mari Ye Phepha (Dennis Ferrer Remixes)

3 mp3 2002 House Afrika Records

New Construction

15 mp3 2005 Gallo Record Company


11 mp3 2001 Lightyear Entertainment

The Concerto

15 mp3 1998 Columbia
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Bongo Maffin formed in 1996, starting as a project of South African deejay Oscar.
Appleseed was born and raised in Zimbabwe but brings a distinct shona and reggae flavour to the group's music. Stoan began his musical career as a singer for the kwaito band Thebe while singer Thandwisa (Red), a Xhosa girl with roots in the Eastern Cape, joined in 1997 after working with them as a backup singer and studio musician. The group's expansive and spiritual take on the dance-oriented genre has been compared to the Fugees' broadening of American hip-hop.
The trio's music is firmly rooted in the rhythms of house music, incorporating reggae, dancehall, rap and contemporary R&B but not without giving to their homeland, adding the sounds from South Africa's many homegrown genres: the bouncy beats of mbaqanga, gospel, the choral sound of iscathamiya (made famous by Ladysmith Black Mambazo) as well as kwaito (the name of which is derived from the Afrikaans slang word 'kwaai', meaning cool or mean).

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