Mahotella Queens

Formed 1964
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Mahotella Queens

Mahotella Queens Biography (Wikipedia)

The Mahotella Queens is a South African female band formed in 1964 by music producer Rupert Bopape consisting of Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu, and Amanda Nkosi. The group is noted for their distinct vocal harmony sound, guitar-led mbaqanga music, and fast stage dancing.

Bopape was a talent scout and producer at the independent Gallo Africa's 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 (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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Wozani Mahipi
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Wozani Mahipi
Cassper Nyovest
Malome (feat. Mahotella Queens)
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Malome (feat. Mahotella Queens)
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Selailai
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Selailai
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Nomshloshazana
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Nomshloshazana
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Awungibhaleli Ngani
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Awungibhaleli Ngani
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Amezemula
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Amezemula
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Mbube (WOMAD 2015)
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Mbube (WOMAD 2015)
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Dehaya Mhunu
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Dehaya Mhunu
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Jive Motella
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Jive Motella
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Sela Ndini
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Sela Ndini
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Asambeni Bafana
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Asambeni Bafana
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Uthuli Lwezichwe
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Uthuli Lwezichwe
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Amabhongo
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M. Mangxola
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Mahotella Queens Late Junction Truck Session
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Mahotella Queens Late Junction Truck Session
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Auld Lang Syne
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Auld Lang Syne
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Bazobuya
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Bazobuya
Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens
Umuntu
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Umuntu
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Town Hall
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Town Hall
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O Boshako (Take Back Your Ring) 
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O Boshako (Take Back Your Ring) 
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Senon-Nori (Porcupine)
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Senon-Nori (Porcupine)
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Mab'amantsentse
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Mab'amantsentse
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Ngeke Ngye Kazulu
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Ngeke Ngye Kazulu
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Igula Lamasi
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Igula Lamasi
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Izulu Nge Lami
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Izulu Nge Lami
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Past BBC Events

Celtic Connections: Burns and the Commonwealth Concert
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2014
Celtic Connections: Burns and the Commonwealth Concert

Celtic Connections: Burns and the Commonwealth Concert


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