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Mahotella Queens - Tsamaya Moratuoa


Arranged By – I. Mawela
2Mmina Tau
Composed By – E. Zwane, M. David, W. Rasebotsa
3Mokgadi O Fihlile
Composed By – C. Kapentar
Composed By – I. Mawela, W. Rasebotsa
5Tsamaya Moratuoa
Composed By – E. Zwane
6Seteng Sediba
Composed By – Unknown
7Tsoela Pele Ngoanana
Composed By – E. Zwane
8Tshoara Khaitsedi
Composed By – E. Zwane, I. Mawela
9Re Basadi Kaofela
Arranged By – I. Mawela
Composed By – E. Zwane
11Ha Bo Tle
Composed By – C. Kapentar
12Ke Utloile
Composed By – C. Kapentar


  • EngineerGreg Cutler, Phil Audoire
  • ProducerMarks Mankwane


'A Mavuthela Production'
Sotho Vocal


  • Matrix / Runout: ABC 9714 A / ABC 9715 B


  • Record Company – Mavuthela Music Company
  • Marketed By – Gallo
  • Distributed By – Gallo
  • Published By – Mavuthela Music Company
  • Published By – African Music Publishers
  • Published By – Bantu Music Publishers
  • Published By – Copyright Control


Album 1980 11 Songs. Tsamaya Moratuoa. Mahotella Queens. Со всего мира 1980. The Mahotella Queens is a South African female band formed in 1964 by music producer Rupert Bopape consisting of Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu, and Amanda Nkosi. The group is noted for their distinct vocal harmony sound, guitar-led mbaqanga music, and fast stage dancing. Bopape was a talent scout and producer at the independent Gallo Africa's subsidiary dedicated to black music, Mavuthela Music Company. He formed the Mahotella Queens as the company's resident girl group and the ensemble, often led. First released as a 7 single in late 1979, before settling down as the title-track on their album Tsamaya Moratuoa Gumba Gumba BL-226 in March, Moratuoa. 50 Years. Ziphatheni Kahle Coke Studio South Africa: Season 1 - Single. Izibani Zomgqashiyo. Putting on the Light. Mahotella Queens, Mahlathini & Other Stars. African Soundscapes,Vol. Tsamaya Moratuoa is a 1980 album by the Mahotella Queens. The album was one of the first to feature a more modern form of mbaqanga, implementing a 1980s drum backing with solid drumsticks and not with brushes, as had been the case in the 1960s and part of the 1970s. The album featured songs such as Tsamaya Moratuoa, Mpulele, Re Basadi Kaofela and the Sotho-traditional hymn Seteng Sediba which was covered by the Soweto Gospel Choir in 2006. Tshoara Khaitsedi. Listen to music from Mahotella Queens like Mbube, Ma' Africa & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Mahotella Queens. 7 listeners. Play album. Skip to YouTube Queens - Tsamaya Moratuoa. Download MP3. Source 2. First released as a 7 single in late 1979, before settling down as the title-track on their album Tsamaya Moratuoa Gumba Gumba BL-226 in March, 1980. Historian Nick Lotay from Electric Jive explained the background to the song: So much of the Queens music of this era developed from real-life situations. The title song of this particular LP is nothing. Mahotella Queens is a South African mbaqanga group formed in 1964 by talent scout and producer Rupert Bopape. Supported by 'groaner' Simon Mahlathini Nkabinde and backed by the Makgona Tsohle Band, the Queens became hugely successful and influential on South Africa's popular music scene during the 1960s and early 1970s. Track listing. or open in our Desktop app

Mahotella Queens - Tsamaya Moratuoa

Performer: Mahotella Queens

Title: Tsamaya Moratuoa

Country: South Africa

Release date: 17 Mar 1980

Label: Gumba Gumba

Style: African, Soul

Catalog: BL 226

Genre: Funk and Soul / Pop / Folk and World

Size MP3: 1430 mb

Size FLAC: 2073 mb

Rating: 4.5 / 5

Votes: 448

Record source: Vinyl, LP, Album

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