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tsaba-tsaba, noun

Origin:
ZuluShow more From Zulu tsaba (verb) separate; see sense b.
a. Music A style of dance music popular in the 1940s, combining traditional African melody and rhythm, particularly those of focho, with jazz and Latin-American dance rhythms. b. The dance performed to the accompaniment of this music, in which two dancers repeatedly approach each other and (often at the shout of ‘Tsaba’ from a watcher) move apart again without having touched. c. A shout of ‘tsaba’. Also shortened form tsaba, and attributive.
1941 W.M.B. Nhlapo in Bantu World 15 Mar. 9The Jazz Maniacs were regarded as a ‘marabi’ or ‘Tsaba-Tsaba’ band...They were fine and at one time outstanding exponents of hotcha strains.
1989 Reader’s Digest Illust. Hist. of S. Afr. 416The jive of New York mixed with traditional African dance steps to produce the tsaba-tsaba, a wildly energetic dance that inspired local composers to create music to fit the whirling feet.
A style of dance music popular in the 1940s, combining traditional African melody and rhythm, particularly those of focho, with jazz and Latin-American dance rhythms.
The dance performed to the accompaniment of this music, in which two dancers repeatedly approach each other and (often at the shout of ‘Tsaba’ from a watcher) move apart again without having touched.
A shout of ‘tsaba’. Also shortened form tsaba, and attributive.

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