In this study my intention it to look and explore the history and development of mbhaqanga music. Mbhaqanga music will be examined from several perspectives. Firstly, the historical aspect and its development 'would be scrutinized. An attempt would be made to discover internal musical components which combine to produce the sound that is recognized as mbhaqanga.
The central aim of this study is to identify those features in the music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens that derive from Indigenous African music and show how they have been transformed to become part of popular idioms.
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between music and worship in contemporary African society. Since there are various forms of activities that constitute the African society, the study will focus on the Zionists' Church music and worship from an ethnomusicological point of view.