Track Listing. West Nkosi. Lilizela Mlilezeli. I'm in Love With a Rastaman. Marks Mankwane. Nobesuthu Mbadu. Simon 'Mahalthini' Nkabinde. Won't You Please Sing Along. Melodi Ya Lla. Sengikala Ngiyabaleka. Thursday 30 January Friday 31 January Saturday 1 February Sunday 2 February Monday 3 February Tuesday 4 February Wednesday 5 February Thursday 6 February Friday 7 February Saturday 8 February Sunday 9 February Tuesday 11 February Wednesday 12 February Thursday 13 February Friday 14 February Saturday 15 February Sunday 16 February Monday 17 February Tuesday 18 February Wednesday 19 February Thursday 20 February Friday 21 February Saturday 22 February Sunday 23 February Monday 24 February Tuesday 25 February Wednesday 26 February Thursday 27 February Friday 28 February Saturday 29 February Sunday 1 March Monday 2 March Tuesday 3 March Wednesday 4 March Thursday 5 March Friday 6 March Saturday 7 March Sunday 8 March Monday 9 March Tuesday 10 March Wednesday 11 March Thursday 12 March Friday 13 March Saturday 14 March Sunday 15 March Monday 16 March Tuesday 17 March Wednesday 18 March Thursday 19 March Friday 20 March Saturday 21 March Add links.
Mbaqanga , Mgqashiyo. Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens: The Hits. Sebai Bai. Stoki Stoki. Women of the World. King of the Groaners. The Best of Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens. Melodi Yalla. Paris - Soweto. The Lion of Soweto. Menate Ea Lefatse. Ejerusalem Siyakhona. Utshwala Begazati. Dithoriso Tsa Morena. Pheletsong Ya Lerato. Khwatha O Mone. Kotopo Vol 2. Amaqhawe Omgqashiyo. Uhambo Lwami. Tsa Lebowa.
Hamba Minyaka. Pitsa Tse Kgolo. Thatha Izimpahla Zakho. Best of the Mahotella Queens. Izibani Zomgqashiyo. Phezulu Egqhudeni. Umculo Kawupheli. However, with a change of membership, the Queens remained productive and popular into the s and s. In , 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. In spite of the deaths of Mahlathini, Marks Mankwane and West Nkosi during the late s, the Mahotella Queens continue to perform and record in the 21st century. In , long-serving member Mildred Mangxola retired from the group. She was replaced by a new recruit, Amanda Nkosi.
Initially, Rupert Bopape formed a team of female singers that would record songs under various group pseudonyms. The music produced by the combination of Mahlathini, the Mahotella Queens and the Makgona Tsohle Band developed heavily on the familiar mbaqanga sound, a type of jive music that fused traditional and modern elements together and played on electric instrumentation.
Their take on this music evolved into a unique style referred to as "mgqashiyo", featuring up-tempo female harmony combined with powerful male bass vocal. Mahlathini became well known in his own right as a groaner , the name given to male lead singers with particularly deep and "groaning" vocals. In , Mahlathini and several of the Queens members departed the group following royalty disputes with Rupert Bopape.
Many of the members joined rival groups such as Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje. Bopape worked with the members of the Makgona Tsohle Band to replace the members of the Mahotella Queens who had departed. In , West Nkosi was promoted by Bopape to a producing role. One of his early productions was a then-unknown choir, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
The Mahotella Queens continued to record and perform successfully throughout the s, on many occasions in combination with groaner Robert 'Mbazo' Mkhize , who was also the lead vocalist of Mavuthela's successful male group Abafana Baseqhudeni.Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Thokozile - Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens on AllMusic - - Another exemplary outing from Mahlathini and the.