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With a style of music they call Mbaqanga, The Mahotella Queens (Nobesthutu Mbada, Hilda Tloubatla and Mildred Mangxola) have become South Africa's most successful vocal group through their combination of traditional songs with high energy, funky, dance-oriented music.

The Mahotella Queens first came to prominence in the 1960s as backing singers for the 'Lion of Soweto' Mahlathini. As well as recording with Mahlathini, they released a number of albums in their own right. They were able to use their fame… read more

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  • Avatar for FrankieOnuonga
    too too good!
  • Avatar for engmostafaeldam
    love it
  • Avatar for Flunkster
    Got to know these ladies when working in SA - love the cheerfulness of it all
  • Avatar for robotkarel
    I love it
  • Avatar for jizzo22
    Nybo wrote: Yep. World music is a term which most often only serves to characterize the very limited reality of those people who use it. Wow, that is soo true, glad you said that (" ,)
  • Avatar for Sctsmn
    It's not world music to us - it is local music!

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