Mahotella Queens
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The Mahotella Queens is a South African female group formed in 1964 by music producer Rupert Bopape. Originally a studio recording group consisting of around five or six singers, the current line-up of the Queens comprises Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu ...

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Mbube (WOMAD 2015)
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Mbube (WOMAD 2015) Mbube (WOMAD 2015) Mbube (WOMAD 2015) Mbube (WOMAD 2015)
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Dehaya Mhunu
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Dehaya Mhunu Dehaya Mhunu Dehaya Mhunu Dehaya Mhunu
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Jive Motella
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Sela Ndini
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Sela Ndini Sela Ndini Sela Ndini Sela Ndini
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Asambeni Bafana
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Uthuli Lwezichwe
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Mahotella Queens & M. Mangxola
Amabhongo
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Amabhongo Amabhongo Amabhongo Amabhongo
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Mahotella Queens Late Junction Truck Session
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Auld Lang Syne
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Auld Lang Syne Auld Lang Syne Auld Lang Syne Auld Lang Syne
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Bazobuya
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Bazobuya Bazobuya Bazobuya Bazobuya
Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queens
Umuntu
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Umuntu Umuntu Umuntu Umuntu
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Town Hall
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Town Hall Town Hall Town Hall Town Hall
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O Boshako (Take Back Your Ring) 
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O Boshako (Take Back Your Ring)  O Boshako (Take Back Your Ring)  O Boshako (Take Back Your Ring)  O Boshako (Take Back Your Ring) 
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Wozani Mahipi
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Wozani Mahipi Wozani Mahipi Wozani Mahipi Wozani Mahipi
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Nomshloshazana
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Nomshloshazana Nomshloshazana Nomshloshazana Nomshloshazana
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Senon-Nori (Porcupine)
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Senon-Nori (Porcupine) Senon-Nori (Porcupine) Senon-Nori (Porcupine) Senon-Nori (Porcupine)
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Mab'amantsentse
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Ngeke Ngye Kazulu
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Igula Lamasi
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Igula Lamasi Igula Lamasi Igula Lamasi Igula Lamasi
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Awungibhaleli Ngani
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Izulu Nge Lami
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Burns and the Commonwealth Concert Celtic Connections
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Biography

The Mahotella Queens is a South African female group formed in 1964 by music producer Rupert Bopape. Originally a studio recording group consisting of around five or six singers, the current line-up of the Queens comprises Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Amanda Nkosi. The group is noted for their distinct vocal harmony sound, guitar-led mbaqanga music and fast-paced stage dancing.

Bopape was a talent scout and producer at the independent Gallo Africa's then-subsidiary dedicated to black music, Mavuthela Music Company. He formed the Mahotella Queens as the company's resident girl group and the ensemble, often led by the deep-voiced male vocals of Simon 'Mahlathini' Nkabinde, went on to have many hit records during the 1960s. The Queens line-up during this period usually comprised Hilda Tloubatla, Juliet Mazamisa, Ethel Mngomezulu, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Mildred Mangxola. The Queens and Mahlathini were backed by Mavuthela's house band, the Makgona Tsohle Band (comprising several talented instrumentalists including Marks Mankwane on lead guitar and West Nkosi on alto saxophone). In 1972 the line-up of the Mahotella Queens disintegrated after royalty disagreements with Bopape; Mahlathini left the company in a similar dispute with the producer. However, with a change of membership, the Queens remained productive and popular into the 1970s and 1980s. In 1987, following the explosion of interest in South African music, the Queens line-up was rejigged and three of its original singers – Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Mildred Mangxola – returned to the group. In combination with Mahlathini, the group forged a successful international touring career that lasts to this day.

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