Mahotella Queens mä˝hətĕl´ə [key], South African vocal group formed in 1964 by songwriter Robert Bopape. One of the most popular dance bands in South Africa, they often perform with the support of other established singers (including Mahlathini, the
Lion of Soweto) and the vocal group Abafana. Though the Queens are prolific recording artists, only a few of their albums are available outside South Africa; these include Phezula Eqhudeni (1983), Thokozile (1988), Women of the World (1993), and Sebai Bai (2001).
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