Orpheus McAdoo and The Virginia Jubilees were the most popular performers of the traveling minstrel shows. They toured South Africa continuously and made African American spirituals popular in the 1890s.
In 1897 Enoch Sontonga composed the hymn "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika", which translates to God bless Africa. It would later become The South African National Anthem during the era of apartheid.
In the year 1985, fifty four American pop artists named "Artists United Against Apartheid" released the song "Sun City". The song argued against the usage of apartheid in South Africa. The song was nominated for a Grammy and raised over one million dollars for the anti-apartheid cause in South Africa.
In the 21st century South African Music has grown fairly popular around the world. As of today the Kwaito Style of music dominates South Africa. The South African Music Industry is still growing today.