Tsamaya Moratuoa

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Tsamaya Moratuoa
Studio album by
Mahotella Queens
Released17-3-1980
RecordedFebruary 1980
Genre Mbaqanga
Length40:00 approx.
Label Gallo Record Company
Producer Marks Mankwane
Mahotella Queens chronology
The Best Of The Mahotella Queens
(1978)
Tsamaya Moratuoa
(1980)
Mathaka Vol 1
(1983)

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).

Track listing

  1. "Tsamaya Moratuoa"
  2. "Tshoara Khaitsedi"
  3. "Mokgadi O Fihlile"
  4. "Ke Utloile"
  5. "Mmina Tau"
  6. "Mpulele"
  7. "Re Basadi Kaofela"
  8. "Maqaqailana"
  9. "Maile"
  10. "Tsoela Fela Ngoanana"
  11. "Ha Bo Tle"
  12. "Seteng Sediba"

Personnel

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