Thokozile

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Thokozile
Studio album by
Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens
Released1987
Recorded1987
Genre Mbaqanga, Mgqashiyo
Length40:00 approx.
Label Gallo Record Company
Producer West Nkosi
Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens chronology
Menate Ea Lefatse
(1986)
Thokozile
(1987)
Paris - Soweto
(1987)

Thokozile is a 1986 hit by the South African mbaqanga group Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens. The album was a reunion of Mahlathini with the backing Makgona Tsohle Band and three of the original Queens, Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Mildred Mangxola. The album (#Gallo-GRC BL 590) featured re-recordings of older songs such as "Umculo Kawupheli" (heard here as "Sibuyile") and "Sithunyiwe" (here "Thokozile"). The album propelled the group into immediate international stardom when it was issued internationally on the Earthworks label.

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Track listing

  1. "Thokozile" ("Praise/Be Happy")
  2. "Lilizela Mlilizeli" ("Ululate/Applaud")
  3. "Sibuyile" ("We Are Back")
  4. "Nina Majuba" ("You Pigeons")
  5. "I Wanna Dance"
  6. "Uyavutha Umlilo" ("Music Inferno")
  7. "Sengikhala Ngiyabaleka" ("I'm Crying and Running Away")
  8. "Izulu Liyaduduma" ("Thunderstorm")

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