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n. A style of a cappella originating in Zululand.

Mbube (genre)

Mbube is a form of South African vocal music, made famous by the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The word mbube means "lion" in Zulu. Traditionally performed a cappella, the members of the group are male although a few groups have a female singer. In this form, groups of voices singing homophonically in rhythmic unison are employed to create intricate harmonies and textures.


Mbube may refer to:

  • "Mbube" (song), a Zulu song composed by Solomon Linda
  • Mbube (genre), a South African singing style named after the song