The Mahotella Queens – Wozani Mahipi

Whereas Volume 1 of Next Stop… Soweto focused on traditional South African music, the second volume treads into the fusion of these sounds with western funk, soul, psych & more.  While the results are utterly unique, not all musicians went this direction by choice.  Above, find a track from the powerhouse group Mahotella Queens (whose sublime “Zway Kumusha” is one of the highlights of Volume 1), who according to the albums liner notes, were pressured into a more contempory direction by their label.  Not ones to bend over easily though, the track (the title of which translates to “Come On, Hippies”) calls out South African youth for leaving behind the values of their parents.  Volume 2 of Next Stop… Soweto is out May 11th.

The Mahotella Queens – Wozani Mahipi (Download)

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