THE MAHOTELLA QUEENS - A SOUTH AFRICAN LEGENDAmid the plethoria of packaged popsters that are deemed worthy of VIP
treatment, stands a timeless trio that truly deserves the status of musical royalty!
South Africa´s legendary Mahotella Queens: Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Mildred Mangxola are indeed queens - The Mahotella Queens - 3 doyennes, who since the mid-sixties, have been singing, dancing and selling-out shows worldwide. What is still making them so special ...
Maybe 40-plus years of performing together, that makes it seem that these sisters have been doing it forever ... Theirs is not the artificially manufactured majesty of mass hype; instead it is innovation, hard work, perseverance and sheer musical magic that qualify them to wear crowns.
The Queens are on tour around the globe now since almost 50 years. Their successful summer tour in 2012 included concerts in Hyde Park during the Jubilee Celebrations for THE QUEEN. 2013 will see the Queens return to Europe for another summer tour:
with the ‘Makhona Tsothle Band’, and the late, great, bass
"groaner", Mahlatini, they invented “Mbaqanga” - a potent
mix of various South African and imported styles - an explosive sound;
intimately regional yet widely universal, which not only changed the
course of music in their country, but continues to captivate the world.