Definition of maskanda in US English:

maskanda

(also mazkande)

noun

South African
Music
  • More fully "maskanda music". Traditional Zulu music played on Western instruments (for example guitar accompanied by violin or concertina).

Origin

1980s. From Zulu umasikanda from umasikandi (plural omasikandi) choir conductor, skilled guitarist from Afrikaans musikant musician from Dutch muzikant from Middle French musicant, present participle of musiquer to perform music from musique.

Pronunciation

maskanda

/məˈskandə/