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DIE MAAN SKYN SO HELDER [THE MOON SHINES SO BRIGHTLY] - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Upbeat, bright sounding music of South Africa sung in an African language. Rhythmic, drums, guitars. Male Vocals, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423943 3:19 Med Fast 138   


KABAVHULA GETHE (OPEN THE GATES!) - (by Venda Drummers)  Year: 2002
Venda Drummers South African drummers, Mixed Vocals, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
67449 5:15 Medium 128   


MEISIE MET DIE KORTSTE ROKKIE [GIRL WITH THE SHORTEST SKIRT) - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Song about the girl with the shortest skirt-starts out A Capella, instruments kick in after the first verse, sounds very much like Top 40 music of the 60's and 70's if it were sung in African languages. Male Vocals, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423928 3:54 Med Fast 135   


LOMHLABATHI - (by Really Free Music)  Year: 2007
Really Free Music A capella African choir singing a slightly thoughtful sombre and mournful song, possibly from the townships, and with a vibrant passion. This could be either South, or West African. Wonderfully cultural, and a little similar in style to Ladysmith Black Mambazo. A Capella, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
263590 3:15 Medium 124   


DIE BLIKKIE SE BOOM IS UIT [BOTTOM PIECE OF THE LITTLE TIN - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Music from South Africa-mellow, slow to medium beat. Guitars and drums. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423942 2:49 Med Fast 132   


ONDER DIE PIESANG BOOM [UNDER THE BANANA TREE] - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Dancing, fun music from South Africa sung in an African language. Drums, fast beats, celebratory mood. Male Vocals, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423932 3:30 Very Fast 172   


NUWE JAAR [NEW YEAR] - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective African party song, starts with fast rapping/talking, breaks into all out celebration of dancing, drums and guitars. Male Vocals, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423929 5:00 Very Fast 172   


ALIBAMA - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Dancing music of South Africa. Celebratory, fun, festive, upbeat. Male Vocals, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423930 4:47 Very Fast 174   


AFRICAN SAVANNA I - (by Davinia Leonne)  Year: 2009
Davinia Leonne Beautiful & lively song. Mixed vocals and lovely guitar-melody with sensations of peace, heartiness and village happiness. Great movie trailer, opening credits, film score, presentations, websites, travel channel. Native life, wildlife, fauna & flora. Sunny bright heartwarming families and kids. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
477457 1:22 Medium 120   
60sec A (short version) - African, South Africa
477458 0:50 Medium 120   
60sec B (No Vocals Version) - World Fusion, African World Fusion
477459 0:51 Medium 120   


LEKKER STRAAT [FUN STREET] - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Fun, dancing music of South Africa. Similar to the 50's and 60's surf group and skiffle sounds, silly talking between two singers continues for some time about half a minute in, then stops abruptly, track picks back up into music, stops again for another short talking exchange, finishes with music. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423940 2:56 Very Fast 170   


KOEKSUSTERS SONDER SUIKER [CAKES WITHOUT SUGAR] - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Drums dominate this rhythmic South African track with a fast beat. Fun, friendly, dancing. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423944 2:21 Med Fast 139   


PARTY AFRIKAH - FULL VERSION - (by Colin Willsher)  Year: 2007
Colin Willsher Party Afrikah - A celebratory South African theme with vocals. Would make a lively opening to an African wildlife or travel programme, or as a cue to a new sequence. Male Vocals, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
252196 2:20 Med Fast 132   


AS DIE WIND SO WAAI [AS THE WIND BLOWS] - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Fun, lively, uptempo dance song from South Africa sung in an African language. Very rhythmic, drums, guitars abound. Male Vocals, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423937 2:25 Fast 152   


SHUKA - (by Nigel Male)  Year: 2010
Nigel Male Cruising the Savanna, on safari or just passing through the townships. A bouncy feel good track driven by a distinctive bass riff and lilting guitar. Sets the ideal scene for documentary, world news, travel, wildlife programs, video games, animation. National geographic. Lonely Planet. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - African, South Africa
430085 1:00 Medium 122   


OUT OF TIME - (by Jono Booth)  Year: 2009
Jono Booth A short percussive track that starts with shakers and builds up tension and suspense with African drums and effects. Some parts resemble a ticking clock and would be well used in situations where time is running out in computer games or game shows. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec (Loopable) - African, South Africa
362602 0:32 Fast 156   
Loop A - African, South Africa
362603 0:04 Fast 156   
Loop B - African, South Africa
362604 0:04 Fast 156   
Loop C - African, South Africa
362606 0:04 Fast 156   
Loop D - African, South Africa
362605 0:04 Fast 156   


OP DIE SKEFFEL [ON THE SCAFFOLD] - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Skiffle or surf sounds of the 50's and 60's come through in this uptempo South African dance number sung in an African language. For fun and dancing scenes and products where advertising needs to convey a sense of enjoyment such as vacation packages and cruises. Male Vocals, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423939 4:13 Fast 159   


AFRICAN MAN 1 1 - (by Ray Egan)  Year: 2008
Ray Egan First half of this track is a light groove with an African man chanting every so often. The second part is a happy, uplifting, light modern african sound with Marimba, percussion and acoustic guitar strumming to the beat. African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
317642 2:59 Medium 120   


DANS VANNIE MAAN [DANCE UNDER THE MOON] - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Fun, dancing music. Upbeat, lively, drums and guitar. Instrumental. Sounds like a very fast version of American folk song Buffalo Gal aka Buffalo Girl. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423934 3:01 Very Fast 178   


THE SHONA PEOPLE - (by Larry Salzman)  Year: 2013
Larry Salzman You may think you are in Zimbabwe! A peaceful mbira (thumb piano) track accompanied by percussion, provide the foundation for an uplifting flute melody. Picture a dusty road in Zimbabwe traveled by foot, or locals tending to daily business. Sits well with cultural, nature, travel, African visuals. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
606545 1:09 Medium 118   


NOEKIES - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Music from South Africa, starts out slower paced and serious, drums and guitars prominent. Keeps a steady, midtempo beat throughout, completely instrumental, more serious sounding than other tracks from this artist. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423941 4:52 Medium 116   


WARRIOR (SOUTH AFRICA) - (by Adzido)  Year: 2006
Adzido Zulu war dance celebrating victory, Mixed Vocals, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
213025 7:07 Med Fast   


BOEM STRAAT - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Upbeat, fast, festive music of South Africa sung in an African language. Drums, guitars, fun times, includes a bizarre sounding comical conversation between two of the singers about a minute into the track, also occurs later in the track. Male Vocals, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423935 2:56 Very Fast 177   


CAPE TOWN GIRLS - (by Paul Freitas)  Year: 2010
Paul Freitas South African band with horns. Tight harmony. Feel-good, happy tune. Travel shows. Documentaries. Vacation destinations. Sunshine. Smiling faces. Beautiful girls. Lovers. A shining city, Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
405173 2:39 Medium 126   
Bed (Track) - African, South Africa
405177 2:40 Medium 126   


DIE JACKALS [THE JACKALS] - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Uptempo instrumental dance track from South Africa features drums and guitars. Sounds like a 50's or 60's surf rock tune in some ways. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423936 3:19 Very Fast 177   


LOSKOP [MADCAP] - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Dancing, fun, celebratory music. Fast, festive, music of South Africa. Instrumental track, drums, guitar. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423933 4:14 Very Fast 176   


SATERDAG OPPIE STASIE [SATURDAY AT THE STATION] - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Upbeat, fun music from South Africa. Chants and shouts in African language over fast drum track. Fun, dancing, free, youthful sounding. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423945 1:38 Fast 164   


IPHI YEZA (SOUTH AFRICA) - (by Adzido)  Year: 2006
Adzido Zulu war dance celebrating victory, Mixed Vocals, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
213034 5:40 Med Slow 104   


AFRO BUSHMAN - (by Joseph Velasquez II)  Year: 2011
Joseph Velasquez II Sounds like something Phil Collins would get his hands on. Beautiful african chanting with african drumming perfect for the travel channel or any show that is going to need background music from Africa. It also has acoustic guitar followed by some Kalimba fingering. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
464119 1:31 Medium 120   


JANUARY-FEBRUARY - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Upbeat, happy music of South Africa. Very dance club friendly type of track ideal for scenes in which a sense of fun and enjoyment is desired. Male Vocals, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423931 2:21 Very Fast 174   


DIE EILANDJE [THE LITTLE ISLAND] - (by Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective)  Year: 2010
Barry Van Zyl & The Bo Kaap Collective Upbeat and fun dancing and party music of South Africa. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
423938 3:07 Fast 154   


SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM (FLYING BELLS) - (by Big Prod Sounds)  Year: 2010
Big Prod Sounds South African National Anthem played on keyboard with powerful and modern synth sounds. Proud and dynamic track. Perfect for TV illustrations, sport events and ringtone uses. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - African, South Africa  
414977 1:06 Med Slow 100   


SOWETO PRIDE (MAIN MIX) - (by Alec Makinson)  Year: 2010
Alec Makinson Proud, uplifting, feel-good and sunny African township choir with tribal chants also featuring kalimba, log drums and African beats. GREAT FOR TRAVEL, HOLIDAYS & DOCUMENTARY. Main mix, u/score without chants, vocals mix, 30sec and sting versions. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (main mix) - African, South Africa
405678 1:44 Med Fast 130   
Variation (vocal mix) - African, Zulu
405770 1:03 Med Fast 130   
Stinger (sting) - African, South Africa
405772 0:11 Med Fast 130   
Variation (u/score - no chants) - African, African Pop
405769 1:43 Med Fast 130   
30sec (30sec) - Action, Adventure Ethnic
405771 0:32 Med Fast 130   


SAVANNA PEOPLE CELEBRATION - (by Davinia Leonne)  Year: 2009
Davinia Leonne Atmospheric & lively song with mixed vocals, provides sensations of peace, heartiness and the feeling of entity as well as vitality. Very nice for trailer, credits, presentations, websites or travel-channel about the native life, wildlife, fauna & flora, as well as wideness of africa, Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
477460 2:34 Med Slow 97   


CAPE TOWN WELCOME - (by Colin Willsher)  Year: 2007
Colin Willsher Cape Town Welcome - A warm, spirited track with a strong South African flavour. Electric guitar riffs are backed by drums, bass and rich African vocals. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Exciting & Upbeat) - African, South Africa
252197 3:12 Med Slow 104   
30sec - African, South Africa
256581 0:31 Med Slow 104   


FOOTBALL WORLD CUP AFRICAN DRUMMING GROOVE - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2010
Bobby Cole A full on energetic African Drumming World Cup Style track! Full of African drums, exciting rhythms, and ready to explode for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa! This track will give your visuals the right african twist they need to support the world cup this summer! Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
414363 3:09 Fast 157   


THE MAGIC OF THE AFRICAN BATTLE DRUM - (by Jono Booth)  Year: 2009
Jono Booth An Aggressive, tribal, African Drum and Bass Track. A mesmerizing, hypnotic tribal cocktail for soundscapes in productions like Globe Trekker, Survivor, extreme sports, CSI chases, 24, games, etc. Snare drums, bongos, congas, djembe, shakers, cymbals, and more. Instrumental, African, African Drums
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
352345 4:16 Med Slow 96   


MR MASEKELA - (by Carl Miles)  Year: 2011
Carl Miles African Horn and a touch of Marimba, Organ and Percussions give the tune a magical twist, simple unison horn melody and nice Marimba solo has a Hugh Masekela feel (Grazing in the Grass) African Brass music. Contemporary Africanmusic for African Television, Radio, and documentaries. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
483507 2:58 Med Fast 132   


MR MAGHRABI - (by Jeremy Sherman)  Year: 2013
Jeremy Sherman Up-tempo South African, Africa style electric guitar with marimbas and drums / percussion, Fun, friendly, and sunny, Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
626438 1:59 Med Fast 115   
60sec - African, South Africa
626433 1:00 Med Fast 115   
Loop A - African, South Africa
626434 0:17 Med Fast 115   
Loop B - African, South Africa
626435 0:17 Med Fast 115   
Loop C - African, South Africa
626436 0:17 Med Fast 115   
30sec - Dramatic, Whimsical Music
626432 0:30 Med Fast 115   
Variation (Underscore) - Dramatic, Happy Music
626437 1:59 Med Fast 115   


AFRICAN SUNSHINE (MAIN) - (by Alec Makinson)  Year: 2010
Alec Makinson Cheerful, sun-kissed, energetic, up-tempo African theme. Features electric guitars, electric bass, marimba, balafon, organ and ethnic percussion. Perfect for Travelogue, holidays, Documentary & historical. Main mix, u/score, rhythm mix, 60 & 30sec versions, Instrumental, African, African Contemporary
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (main mix) - African, African Contemporary
404768 2:09 Medium 122   
Loop (30 sec loop 2) - African, African Traditional
404786 0:32 Medium 122   
Variation (underscore) - African, South Africa
404775 2:09 Medium 122   
Loop (Loop 1) - African, Mozambique
404785 0:16 Medium 122   
Variation (rhythm mix) - African, Central African Republic
404777 1:52 Medium 122   
30sec (30sec) - African, African Pop
404783 0:31 Medium 122   
60sec (60sec) - African, African Contemporary
404778 1:01 Medium 122   


MALOWE - (by Chanson World Music Library)  Year: 2006
Chanson World Music Library Cry shouted when one sees something beautiful, Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
212274 4:16 Med Fast 140   


DOMBA - (by Chanson World Music Library)  Year: 2006
Chanson World Music Library Domba is the legendary snake dance performed by Venda maidens to appease the giant python god of fertility. Very cool and fun track, heavy on drums. Can also be used to depict scenes of Hades or any place in fiction or non-fiction with a mysterious, aggressive, challenging nature. Instrumental, African, South Africa
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - African, South Africa
213573 5:38 Medium 126   


AFRICAN TRACE - (by Arpad-Zsolt Domahidi)  Year: 2012
Arpad-Zsolt Domahidi Original African production music played and used acoustic authentic African instruments & percussions. It is great for cinematic scenes, commercials, ads, documentaries that have something in common with Africa (story, plot) their native inhabitants, tribes, nature or animals that have origin there, Vocal Samples, African, Zulu
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
548946 6:32 Medium 110   

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