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Mahotella Queens

  • Izibani Zomgqashiyo [Shanachie, 1986] A-
  • Marriage Is a Problem [Shanachie, 1990] Dud
  • Women of the World [Shanachie, 1993] Dud

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Izibani Zomgqashiyo [Shanachie, 1986]
Associated in an earlier incarnation with Mahlathini, a woman-group trademark gets the billing on this 1977 album, but various kings get the good parts, groaning or just singing lead calls or embellished responses on every one of these reported hits. This is mbaqanga at its catchiest. The structures are varied just enough to keep you on your toes, and the beat is indomitably alive. A-

Marriage Is a Problem [Shanachie, 1990] Dud

Women of the World [Shanachie, 1993] Dud