Mahotella Queens


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Mahotella Queens

(mä'hətĕl`ə), South African vocal group formed in 1964 by songwriter Robert Bopape. One of the most popular dance bands in South Africa, they often perform with the support of other established singers (including Mahlathini, the "Lion of Soweto") and the vocal group Abafana. Though the Queens are prolific recording artists, only a few of their albums are available outside South Africa; these include Phezula Eqhudeni (1983), Thokozile (1988), Women of the World (1993), and Sebai Bai (2001).
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Celtic Connections comes Friday, July 25 Sir Bradley Wiggins leads a host of to the Games for the day and the Mahotella Queens from South Africa and the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland will be at Glasgow Green.
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du Congo), Bba Ml (Senegal), Orquesta Sensacion (Cuba), Mahlathini et les Mahotella Queens (Afrique du Sud), Tiken Jah Fakoly (Cote d'Ivoire) et d'autres encore.
The evening ended with incredible performances by Youssou N'dour (Senegal), Ismael Lo (Senegal), Manu Dibango (Cameroon), Toumani Diabate (Mali), Baaba Maal (Senegal), Minyeshu (Ethiopia), Mahotella Queens (South Africa) and Angelique Kidjo (Benin).
Famed South African veteran Hugh Masekela would be impressive enough solo, but he's supported by another of the country's great bands, The Mahotella Queens.
Opening act the Mahotella Queens had threatened to steal the show with a purely acapella 30-minute set of 'mbaqanga', the wildly infectious and incredibly danceable Zulu jazz which ruled the roost in the rainbow nation during the apartheid years.
He comes to The Sage with his band and the vocal trio, The Mahotella Queens, in what is sure to be a testimony to a joyous and extensive career.
It features artists as famous as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The Mahotella Queens, Philip Tabane, Jukula, Malombo, and Abafana Baseqhudeni, among others, as it explores the power of popular music in South Africa's black community.
22: South African a cappella singing group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo will grace the stage of The Sage Gateshead's Hall One, with special guests Mahotella Queens.
99 HH Jamaican guitarist Ranglin and South Africa's African Jazz Pioneers looks like a very happy marriage, especially when you add guests of the calibre of the veteran vocal group the Mahotella Queens.
Appearing in the picturesque Mary Fitzgerald Square and wowing an international audience on a live link-up are Lucky Dube, Mahotella Queens, Zola, Jabu Khanyile & Bayete, Malaika, Lindiwe, Salif Keita, Wasis Diop and One Giant Leap.
The latest volume, which follows visits to Latin America and several equally successful compilations, finds such delightful artists as Angelique Kidjo and the Mahotella Queens offering a tuneful, rhythmic musical adventure, with tracks chosen for widest appeal.