The album was conceived by white South African expatriates Trevor Herman and Jumbo Vanrenen and released in on the British-based Earthworks label. It features twelve tracks by artists from South Africa. The sleeve notes state that all songs are in the mbaqanga style, a guitar-based style popular at the time in the townships of Johannesburg and Durbanbut the tracks actually cover four different styles, mbaqanga, mqashiyo, maskandaand isicathamiya.
Released prior to the more commercially successful Graceland by Paul Simonit was one Qhwahilahle - Various - The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto the first albums of contemporary South African music to be widely available outside the country. The album has been re-released several times and also spawned a succession of later volumes in the Indestructible Beat series, released by the Earthworks label.
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Retrieved 19 October Robert Christgau. Pitchfork Media. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 6 August Categories : compilation albums Folk compilation albums Regional music compilation albums Folk albums by South African artists Soweto Mbaqanga albums Zulu music.
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