Mbube often includes one or two high-pitched lead vocals and a heavy bass four part harmony. As a bit of background - around 1939 Solomon Linda and the Original Evening Birds (his group) recorded a song in South Africa called "Mbube," meaning "Lion." We know this song today as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" - known the world over. Mbube has since come to indicate this style of a capella singing.
I think the content here should be merged to isicathamiya, and this article should be replaced with a description of the Original Evening Birds song Mbube. rspeer 02:27, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
- Never mind -- the difference between mbube and isicathamiya is significant enough for two different articles. This article needs to cite sources. The references on the isicathamiya and Solomon Linda articles may be a good place to look. rspeer / ɹəədsɹ 05:17, 22 April 2006 (UTC)