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Playlist of Mahotella Queens

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  • Mahlathini Mahotella Queens - Kazet

    5:23

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  • Homeless

    3:34

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    Homeless · Mahotella Queens · Mahotella Queens · Joseph Shabalala / Paul Simon · Joseph Shabalala / Paul Simon

    Women of the World

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 1993-03-29

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  • The Mahotella Queens ft. Sipho Makhabane - Bam Bethelela Emnqam Lezweni

    3:57

  • Mahotella Queens - Mbube

    3:31

    All the versions in/Todas las versiones en:
    Mahotella Queens

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  • Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens - Mbaqanga

    4:36

    Music video to one of the group's hit songs, Mbaqanga, from 1991. Featuring the late, great 'groaner' Simon Mahlathini Nkabinde, the everlasting Mahotella Queens (left to right: Nobesuthu Shawe, Hilda Tloubatla, Mildred Mangxola), and the unstoppable backing band Makgona Tsohle Band.

    Original music video with improved soundtrack.

  • Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens - Lilizela Milizeli

    3:55

    Clapping And Whooping. Accompanied By The Makgona Tsohle Band

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  • Lilizela Mlilizeli / Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens 1987

    4:21

    #vinyl #recording

  • The Mahotella Queens - Awuthele Kancane

    4:50

    Hush And Listen. Accompanied By The Makgona Tsohle Band

  • Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens - Kazet

    4:10

    Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens (also known as Mahlathini Nezintombi Zomgqashiyo and Mahlathini and the Girls of Mgqashiyo) were a South African mbaqanga supergroup made up of the three musical acts linked together by talent scout and record producer Rupert Bopape at the Gallo Recording Company in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1964. The group composed of the following:

    The late Simon Mahlathini Nkabinde (1937–1999), a powerful singer in the basso-profundo groaning style.
    The girl group the Mahotella Queens (1964–present), known for their fast-paced dancing and alternating between multi-part harmonies and unison vocals.
    The instrumental backing team the Makgona Tsohle Band (1964–1999), led by electric lead guitarist Marks Mankwane and alto saxophonist West Nkosi.
    They were successfully popular in and around South Africa 1964–72, but found international success 1987–97, notably at the 70th-birthday tribute to Nelson Mandela at London's Wembley Arena in 1988, going on to feature in many international festivals.
    1964 formation
    The major record labels under South Africa's apartheid era were white-owned companies with very few black artists. Historically, laws such as the Land Act of 1913 to the Group Areas Act (1950) prevented musicians from different tribal communities integrating and many were not permitted to establish themselves in the city. Consequently, making it almost impossible for most black music artists to gain recognition beyond their own tribal boundaries. During the apartheid period, black South Africans could no longer play to white audiences and white broadcasting programmers did not approve of American-influenced music. Mavuthela was instituted in 1964 as a division of the country's largest independent record label Gallo Africa to focus solely on producing music for the black South African market. It was headed by talent scout/producer Rupert Bopape, a former producer for EMI South Africa before joining Gallo Record Company. Bopabe had already had successes recording popular artists such as Alexandra Black Mambazo, the King's Messengers Quartet and female group the Dark City Sisters. Black South African producers came up with the idea of returning to the styles of acoustic African popular music and harmony singing groups, but they electrified the instruments, mixed the sexes, and added a lively 8/8 township beat. Mbaqanga music became popular amongst urban black South Africans living in the townships.

    The group that later became known worldwide as Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens started as part of the team of musicians working at the Mavuthela Music Company. Rupert Bopape largely created the group from three distinct parts. He had brought with him from EMI Mahlathini (the 'Lion of Soweto'), a leading exponent of a style that was later christened groaning (a vocal style was performed by deep-voiced male singers in conjunction with five-piece female harmony groups and a backing band of instrumentalists). Another of Bopape's more successful acts was a team of female singers that would record songs under various group pseudonyms, including under the name, Mahotella Queens. The line-up of the group would consist of five singers taken from a larger pool of vocalists that included Hilda Tloubatla, Juliet Mazamisa, Ethel Mngomezulu and Francisca Mngomezulu, Mildred Mangxola, Nobesuthu Mbadu, Windy Sibeko, Mary Rabotapi (formerly of The Skylarks) and Nunu Maseko; they became the country's most popular girl group during the late 1960s – mid-1970s period. The Mahotella Queens and Mahlathini were backed by the newly formed Makgona Tsohle Band (which translates as the 'Band Who Knows Everything'), the five musicians were all former domestic workers from Pretoria – West Nkosi (saxophone), Marks Mankwane (lead guitar), Joseph Makwela (bass guitar), Vivian Ngubane (rhythm guitar) and Lucky Monama (drums). The horn section included Lemmy 'Special' Mabaso, Shadrack Piliso, Mario da Conceicao and (briefly) Spokes Mashiyane. The team of horn-blowers was expanded in the late 1960s to include Roger Xezu, Sipho Bhengu, Thomas Motshoane, David Khanyile (aka Fastos The Great) and Sello Mmutung (better known as Bra Sello).
    In 1983, in the UK Malcolm McLaren produced his influential album Duck Rock, a project that mixed unrelated genres together, including the uncredited music of Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens. Criticised over the years by some as exploitative, it was the first album that brought what is now known as world music to a bigger audience outside of South Africa and other countries. Western musicians slowly began to incorporate various world music styles into theirs.
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  • Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens - Umuntu Ngumuntu

    3:52

    © 2007 WMG
    Umuntu Ngumuntu

  • **AWUTHULE KANCANE MAHLATHINI AND MAHOTELLA QUEENS**

    5:46

    South african classic. Clasico verbenero.
    The Queens are considered the best Mgqashiyo entertainers in Southern Africa.

  • Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens - Im In Love With A Rastaman

    3:10

    Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens video I'm In Love With A Rastaman

  • 01. Selailai The Mahotella Queens Marriage is a Problem

    2:37

    The Mahotella Queens - Marriage is a Problem - Shanachie Records Corp. ©1991
    Track Listing
    01. Selailai (Attractive Woman)
    02. Mokoka (Stamina)
    03. Ba Bakoto (The Right Ones)
    04. Dikhomo (Cattle)
    05. Leselesele (A Thief)
    06. Jive Makgona (Makhona Dance)
    07. Mantshi (A Lot Of)
    08. Kgarebe Tsaga Mothusi (Mothusi's Daughter)
    09. Thonthodi (A Litter)
    10. Nyalo Ea Tshwenya (Marriage Is a Problem)
    [Liner Notes]
    Formed in 1964, the Mahotella Queens are the premier mbaqanga harmony group. Backed by the Makgona Tsohle Band, they have released many brilliant records over the years. The Queens' music has tight punchy sweet vocals, call and response with groaners, and rock steady backing. The Mahotella Queens call their music mgqashiyo - the indestructible beat. This is a tough mix of traditional and urban sounds. Soaring with unlimited energy, the Mahotella Queens sing their bright, hymn-like, exacting harmonies.
    In concert performances they appear wearing beaded and jeweled Zulu costumes, regally and sensually dancing in perpetual motion. Mbaqanga looks back to traditional was, to a time before apartheid. THe music of the Mahotella Queens provides a much-needed escape from reality. MARRIAGE IS A PROBLEM presents great singing by South Africa's pre-eminent female vocal group.

    Shanachie Records Corp. ©1991

  • Kazet - Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens HD Quality

    5:25

    El Joe Lasser, presenta Kazet con Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens. Para todos los amantes del canal de los Exitos Picoteros.

  • Gazette Kazet - Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens

    5:25

    Clasico Verbeno con Edgar Vergara Fuentes.

  • WOMADelaide 2007 - The Mahotella Queens

    29:17

    The Mahotella Queens – Hilda Tloubatla, Mildred Mangxola and Nobesuthu Mbadu – belong to the legend of urban South-African music. In the early 60s, together with Mahlathini («The Lion of Soweto») and the musicians of the Makgona Tsothle Band, they invented the Mbaqanga, an explosive style blending traditional music forms (Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa, Shangaan etc) and Marabi (South-African jazz in Apartheid times) with American Rhythm’n’Blues, Soul and Gospel, then heard throughout the townships. The Queens were far more than just a female chorus: their velvety voices, their charisma and their sense of show and stage were an essential element in the band.

    Indeed, behind this amazing vocal trio are inspired soloists, composers, lyricists and arrangers who have greatly contributed to the group’s rich recording work and concert tours. Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens sold millions of albums all over Southern Africa before the government of Pretoria broke up this impulse with a discrimination policy that doomed all forms of cultural activity.
    The hassles and problems confronting all artists, along with marriages and pregnancies, made them take a break in the 70s, but they rejoined Mahlathini and the band in the early 80s. Since then, they have not stopped recording and touring all over the world. The end of apartheid has allowed a whole new generation to discover the glories of their musical heritage.

    Since the death of Mahlathini and the main members of the Makgona Tsothle Band, the three queens have taken up the torch of the Mbaqanga. Their talent and vocal colour have been called upon by many artists, such as Paul Simon, Harry Belafonte, Ray Lema, Manu Dibango, Johnny Clegg and Baaba Maal. Boosted by all these experiences, they have enriched their musical range. These young, engaging, exceptional sexagenarians have gone through one of South Africa’s most sombre periods without anger or resentment, managing to retain the energy and humour of their twenties.
    Their new CD after four years testifies to this vitality. Recorded in Johannesburg and in Angoulême —where they had a resounding success at the 30th edition of the festival “Musiques Métisses”— this jubilant opus displays their subtle vocal harmonies, their sensitivity and their jive.

    The lyrics of their songs bear witness to the daily reality in the new South Africa: hopes of changes, liberty gained at great cost, yet also concern about the ravages of Aids and the increase in crime and violence. The Mahotella Queens denounce selfishness and assaults against women and children, yet they do so tactfully, with class and feeling. Women of the people, long oppressed, they never seek popularity or the easy way out.

    In turn soloists and back up singers, either a cappella or accompanied by exceptional musicians (Malagasy accordionist Régis Gizavo, South-African guitarist Louis Mhlanga and the likes) they have come up with one of their best records to date. 14 songs —most of them new— including breathtaking versions of two of their greatest hits: “Kazet” and “Mbube”.

    Let yourself be embarked on a journey to the rainbow nation — to dance and to dream!

  • La Zanahoria - Stop Crying - Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens

    4:06

    Música Picotera

  • Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens - Melodi Yalla

    5:32

  • Selailai - Mahotella Queens

    2:34

    Selailai - Mahotella Queens
    (Emily Zwane) Produced by Marks Mankwane for Mavuthela Productions.1983...from the album Tse Hlwahlwa Tsa....Gumba Gumba Label.

  • Mahotella Queens - Tsamaya Moratuoa

    2:42

    First released as a 7 single in late 1979, before settling down as the title-track on their album “Tsamaya Moratuoa” (Gumba Gumba BL-226) in March, 1980. Normally, my video uploads are purely to support external reviews, so this is a bit of an exception on the grounds that several folks have been in touch asking for it. Historian Nick Lotay from Electric Jive explained the background to the song:

    So much of the Queens’ music of this era developed from real-life situations. The title song of this particular LP is nothing short of a masterpiece. Emily Zwane, vocalist for the Queens since 1971 and the group’s main lead singer between 1978 and 1987, wrote “Tsamaya Moratuoa” after her marriage to taxi driver Moses Mathibe collapsed. The two had got wed and moved in together in Daveyton, Johannesburg, but Emily’s job required her to tour South Africa (and surrounding countries) for up to six months of the year. After returning home from a Queens tour, Emily was shocked to discover Moses – and his belongings – absent from their marital home. Emily later discovered that the man she loved had been legally declaring himself as unmarried for the entirety of their relationship. (For reasons known only to him, Moses continued to boast about once being with the famous Mahotella Queen for decades afterwards.) Emily, an archetypal strong woman who – for all her warmth and good nature – was never one to share her emotions, took the obviously therapeutic step of singing out her sorrow: “Go with peace, my love… you left me alone and miserable, putting your happiness before mine… I hope that wherever you go, they treat you with the same care and love I gave you… don’t cry, my love, because I’m not in tears myself… it’s true what the elders say… ‘Every difficult situation eventually comes to an end.’” “Tsamaya Moratuoa” was a huge hit song for the Queens. Marks Mankwane arranged for the ladies to do alternate versions of the song in Zulu (“Hamba Sithandwa”) and in Tswana (“Tsamaya Moratiwa”), which won Emily the award of ‘Top Composer on Disc’ from Radio Tswana in 1981.

    #MahotellaQueens #EmilyZwane

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  • Mahotella Queens - Re Basadi Kaofela

    2:59

    From their album “Tsamaya Moratuoa” (Gumba Gumba BL-226) released in 1980.

  • Thokozile / Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens 1987

    4:22

    #vinyl #recording

  • Mabamantsentse - Hugh Masekela Feat The Mahotella Queens

    5:43

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  • Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens ~ Thokozile

    3:36

    Thokozile is a South African mbaqanga township jive 1986 hit, which appears also on the album of the same name released in 1987. (1988 in the UK).
    The song is a re-recording of their 1960's song Sithunyiwe.
    Thokozile is a girls name, meaning to praise, to be happy.
    In the song, Thokozile is praised and congratulated on her marriage.

    Simon 'Mahlathini' Nkabinde (aka The Lion Of Soweto), and The Mahotella Queens,
    (Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Mildred Mangxola),
    backed by The Makgona Tsohle Band.
    (West Nkosi - sax, penny whistle, Marks Mankwane - lead guitar, Joseph Makwela - bass guitar, Lucky Monama - drums, Vivian Ngubane - rhythm guitar)

    Sadly Simon 'Mahlathini' Nkabinde died in 1999,
    West Nkosi, and Marks Mankwane, both died in the early 1990's.

    Enjoy!
    Ites!
    brotherwhitelion

    (Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens-Sithunyiwe Thokozile No.3, sound recording administered by: WMG)

  • Mahotella Queens - Umculo Kawupheli

    2:53

    The classic Mahotella Queens hit song, Umculo Kawupheli (Our Music Will Never End), from 1973. Original song with self-made video, featuring clips of the Queens back in the 1970s with their backing group the Makgona Tsohle Band.

    Queens: Hilda Tloubatla (lead singer), Emily Zwane, Thandi Nkosi, Beatrice Ngcobo, Thandi Radebe, Constance Ngema, Maggie Khumalo, Caroline Kapentar.

    Makgona Tsohle Band: Marks Mankwane (lead guitar), Joseph Makwela (bass), Vivian Ngubane (rhythm guitar), Lucky Monama (drums), West Nkosi (producer).

  • Gazette

    4:07

    Provided to YouTube by AFRICORI

    Gazette (Kazet) · Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens · Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens · G. Ngpbeni / West Nkosi · G. Ngpbeni / West Nkosi

    Best Of

    ℗ 2018 The Gallo Record Company Vault

    Released on: 1991-09-10

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  • Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens - Reya Dumedisa

    4:09

  • Mahotella Queens - Mmathobela

    2:54

    Single release (Gumba Gumba MGG-716) in 1977. According to google, “Obey Him” is the translation of this irresistible piece, co-written by guitarist Marks Mankwane and vocalist, Virginia Teffo.

    Featured on my playlist “TJR presents... Top 10: Mahotella Queens”



    #MahotellaQueens #MarksMankwane #Mbaqanga

  • Mahotella Queens - Awuthule Kancane - La Muha ((•))

    5:49

    LaStacion:

  • Simon Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens el raspa raspa

    3:04

    Champeta africana El RASPA RASPA impulsado por EL PAPA SABOR Y EL PIONNER en Cartagena...

    ME DISCULPAN POR LAS IMÁGENES, PERO CREÍA QUE LO CANTABA SIMÓN MAHLATHINI...
    CUANDO SU VERDADERO INTERPRETE ES JOPIE SISTERS NKUKU...
    AMBOS GRUPOS SON SIMILARES EN SU ESTILO!!!

  • Tate Nswarele - Mahotella Queens

    3:18

    Tate Nswarele - Mahotella Queens
    Composed by S.Thibedi&W.Rasebotsa
    Produced by Marks Mankwane for Mavuthela Productions 1981,

  • Ukhulum Izindaba - Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens

    4:41

    Excelente Tema

  • Dikhomo - Mahotella Queens

    2:02

    Dikhomo - Mahotella Queens
    (R.Bopape) Produced by Marks Mankwane for Mavuthela Productions.1983

  • Mahotella Queens - Mbube Putumayo World Music

    3:35

    Mahotella Queens - Mbube [Putumayo World Music]
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  • Magologolo - Mahotella Queens

    3:40

    Magologolo - Mahotella Queens
    (M.Mankwane/R.Bopape) Produced by Marks Mankwane for Mavuthela Productions 1983.)n this recording the Mahotella Queens are Emily Zwane,Maggie Khumalo,Beatrice Ngcobo,Hazel Zwane,Caroline Kapentar,assisted by Olga Mvicane.

  • Hugh Masekela feat. Mahotella Queens

    4:53

    Hame

  • Kwa Makhutha - Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens HD Quality

    4:01

    El Joe Lasser, presenta Kwa Makhutha con Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens Tema conocido como La Buseta del Sabor Stereo. Para todos los amantes de los éxitos picoteros.

  • Ditaba Tse Monate - Mahotella Queens

    3:33

    Ditaba Tse Monate - Mahotella Queens
    Composed by V.Teffo
    Produced by Marks Mankwane for Mavuthela Productions 1981

  • Mahotella Queens : Bekumnandi

    2:36

    Formed in 1964 by Rupert Bopape, director of Mavuela label, the Mahotella Queens group, originally called The girls of Mgqashiyo, will contribute through its association with Makgona Tsohle Band etSimon Mahlathini popularize mbaqanga internationally ... The girls of Mgqashiyo female vocal Groupe the rich vocal harmonies and tonics dances dubbed mgqashiyo (a Zulu word meaning jump), was originally composed of five members, Hilda Tloubatla Juliet Mazamisa Ethel Mngomezulu, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Mildred Mangxola. They occur in the company of Makgona Tsohle Band, instrumental group Mavuthela label. Getting Deputy soon groaner Simon Mahlathini whose bass voice, cavernous, in counterpoint to the voices of Mahotella contributes to the popularity of the group. The Mahotella Queens bring their own style to training, simanje manje, a traditional musical form decorated with jazz and soul, and their harmonic wealth inherited from their various origins, Composed by Mahlathini, the disc Sithunyiwe / Orlando Train then knows a huge success and the band toured throughout Southern Africa. Rivalries En 1971 internal rivalries provoke profound changes in vocal training. Hilda Tloubatla and Nobesuthu Mbadu incorporate rival groups as Izintombi Zesimanjemanje. Mahlathini sign with EMI and recorded with both groups, and Mahlathini Girls Ndlondlo Bashise also called Mahlathini Guitar Band. West Nkosi became producer at Gallo, has launched an unknown vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. He decided to revive the women's group meets Emily Zwane, Caroline Kapentar, Thandi Nkosi, Thandi Radebe and Beatrice Ngcobo. In 1975, three of the original members, Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Mildred Mangxola complete training and records the albumMahlathini, Mahotella Queens and Makgona Tsohle Band: Mbaqanga at its Best, then opus succèsMarriage is a Problem ( reissued in 1990 by Shanachie). Two years later, the three singers leave the group again which then hosts Irene Mawela (she would later a brilliant solo career). The album Izibani Zomgqashiyo released at this time is a failure - it will be reissued in 1986 by Shanachie. The advent of bubbluegum music (South African disco-pop) and soul explains in large part the disaffection of the South African public for mbaqanga. Graceland and C'est international career in 1983, the group returns to its original shape with the five original singers gathered around the Makgona Tsohle Band and Simon Mahlathini. The group released the year suivanteAmaqhawe Omgqashiyo (Isomiso) to be a success thanks to the improvements in traditional mbaqanga: rhythm of the more powerful battery, omnipresent keyboards. In 1985, a new conflict fomation sees the final trio Mahotella Queens, consisting of Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Mildred Mangxola. They become inseparable and the following year, Paul Simon popularized the South African music internationally with the Graceland album. #Mahotellaqueens #Blackwomen #Southafrica #Africa #Africanmusic #Noire #Africana

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  • Simon Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens - Nina Majuba

    4:25

    African Music

  • Vuya - Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens

    4:13

    Música Picotera

  • 06. Jive Makgona The Mahotella Queens Marriage is a Problem

    2:54

    The Mahotella Queens - Marriage is a Problem - Shanachie Records Corp. ©1991
    Track Listing
    01. Selailai (Attractive Woman)
    02. Mokoka (Stamina)
    03. Ba Bakoto (The Right Ones)
    04. Dikhomo (Cattle)
    05. Leselesele (A Thief)
    06. Jive Makgona (Makhona Dance)
    07. Mantshi (A Lot Of)
    08. Kgarebe Tsaga Mothusi (Mothusi's Daughter)
    09. Thonthodi (A Litter)
    10. Nyalo Ea Tshwenya (Marriage Is a Problem)
    [Liner Notes]
    Formed in 1964, the Mahotella Queens are the premier mbaqanga harmony group. Backed by the Makgona Tsohle Band, they have released many brilliant records over the years. The Queens' music has tight punchy sweet vocals, call and response with groaners, and rock steady backing. The Mahotella Queens call their music mgqashiyo - the indestructible beat. This is a tough mix of traditional and urban sounds. Soaring with unlimited energy, the Mahotella Queens sing their bright, hymn-like, exacting harmonies.
    In concert performances they appear wearing beaded and jeweled Zulu costumes, regally and sensually dancing in perpetual motion. Mbaqanga looks back to traditional was, to a time before apartheid. THe music of the Mahotella Queens provides a much-needed escape from reality. MARRIAGE IS A PROBLEM presents great singing by South Africa's pre-eminent female vocal group.

    Shanachie Records Corp. ©1991

  • Mahotella Queens - Umculo Kawupheli

    2:44

    From their LP “Umgqashiyo” (Gumba Gumba ‎LPBS-16) released in March, 1973. Was also b-side of their “Abaculi Bethu” 45 in the same year. In their native Zulu tongue, “Umculo Kawupheli” delivers a performance which oozes confidence from both the Queens and their awesome group, the Makgona Tsohle Band.

    “Our Music Will Never End” is the core message of the piece, a glorious celebration of the mbaqanga genre which dominated black South Africa's affections from the mid 60s to the late 70s. For me, the greatest African record of all-time.

    Featured on my playlist “TJR presents... Top 10: Mahotella Queens”


    #MahotellaQueens #UmculoKawupheli #Mbaqanga

  • MAHLATHINI AND THE MAHOTELLA QUEENS-Kwa Makhutha

    4:58

    PA´ QUE SE LO GOCEN.

  • Sibuyile / Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens 1987

    3:20

    #vinyl #recording

  • Demanaza - Mahotella Queens

    2:21

    Música Picotera

  • Izulu Liyaduduma / Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens 1987

    3:54

    #vinyl #recording

  • Izulu Liyaduduma - Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens HD Quality

    3:43

    El Joe Lasser, presenta Izulu Liyaduduma con Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens. Tema conocido como La Mala Palabra. Para todos los amantes del canal de los Exitos Picoteros.

  • La Buseta - The Mahotella Queens

    4:13

  • Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queens - Bophumthwalo

    2:49

    This 1970 single got a new lease of life when it appeared on the internationally succesful compile “The Kings And Queens Of Township Jive” in 1990, which informed us that the title translates as “Fasten the luggage”. You tell the parents that we'll be back. Girls: Fasten the luggage, we're leaving. We're only going to arrive late, at sunset, at our destination. Chorus: Far away in Kwa Makhutha.

    Featured on my playlist “TJR presents... Top 10: Mahotella Queens”



    #Mahlathini #MahotellaQueens #Mbaqanga

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