The classic Mahotella Queens hit song, “Umculo Kawupheli” (Our Music Will Never End), from 1973. Original song with self-made video, featuring clips of the Queens back in the 1970s with their backing group the Makgona Tsohle Band.
From “Keep me in Mind” recorded in Guinea-Conakry, where she decided to move to after, receiving an invite from President Ahmed Sékou Touré.
The album will be rereleased in June in a remastered version.
Everybody now admits that apartheid was wrong, and all I did was tell the people who wanted to know where I come from how we lived in South Africa. I just told the world the truth. And if my truth then becomes political, I can’t do anything about that.Miriam Makeba
“Any other singer can sing a love song and the audience will think about lovers lost and found. When I sing a love song it is a metaphor for the yearning of a subjugated people to be free.”
An often ignored classic of South African jazz, “Tete’s Big Sound” was released in 1976.