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Audio: Classic Mbaqanga Girl Groups Vol. 2


A few months ago, we brought you the effervescent sounds of old-school Mbaqanga girl groups. Now in a second installment, ElectricJive compiles a more laid back and smooth collection of everyone's favorite South African XX-chromosome crooners. Sweet melodies from the Dark City Sisters and traditional harmonies from the Mahlathini Girls are some of the tunes found in this collection. Do yourself a favor and download this perfect playlist for the coming spring!

>>>Download: ElectricJive's Classic Mbaqanga Girl Groups- Vol. 2 (via ElectricJive)

Classic Mbaqanga Girl Groups - Vol. 2

1. ONTSEKISANG – DARK CITY SISTERS (1968)

2. OH! BABA OMKHULU – MAHOTELLA QUEENS (1972)

3. NKHONO OAKA – THE ZEBRAS (1976)

4. NGIZOKWENZANI MAHLALELA – SOWETO STARS (1968)

5. SIDL’ IMALI ZETHU – MGABABA QUEENS (1973)

6. IZINDABA ZABANTU – MAHOTELLA QUEENS (1973)

7. UMFOKANKOSI – MAHLATHINI AND THE QUEENS (1976)

8. UTHULI LWEZICHWE – MAHOTELLA QUEENS (1977)

9. HHEM, HHEM, HHEM – MTHUNZINI GIRLS (1971)

10. KEBA BONE – THE QUEENS (1977)

11. MAJAZANA – MTHUNZINI GIRLS (1972)

12. MAMA ZALA – MAHLATHINI GIRLS (1975)

13. KUDALA BEKUSHO – THE QUEENS (1977)

14. AKULALWA ESOWETO – MGABABA QUEENS (1973)

15. SUZIE UYANGIPHOXA – MAHOTELLA QUEENS (1979)

16. LERATO LARONA – DARK CITY SISTERS (1981)

17. TSHEPO – S’MORDEN GIRLS (1980)

18. UMZIMBA OKHALIMALI – THE QUEENS (1977)

19. LAKHALA IQHUDE – MAHOTELLA QUEENS (1972)

20. WAKHALA UMNTWANA – MAHLATHINI GIRLS (1976)

21. THATHU KISI – DARK CITY SISTERS (1966)

22. BUYA BUYA – SOWETO STARS (1966)

23. USIKHESHE KHESHE – IZINTOMBI ZOMQASHIYO (1968)

24. THEMBELENKOSINI – DIMA SISTERS (1964)

25. EMANXIWENI – KILLINGSTONE STARS (1962)

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