As with the rest of the continent, music in South Africa plays a major role in society. Whilst daily life is uplifted by small, local groups, a number of artists have managed to cross the border and reach international status.
Unlike other countries on the African continent, quite a few South African celebrities have seen their fame cross the border and reach a global audience. In the case of Mandela, he changed the course of humanity.
With such a complex history, South Africa has a rich artistic heritage , a Rainbow Nation with a diverse socio-cultural structure. It's also home to incredible landscapes and citizens who come from a variety of tribal origins.