• “Bana Mamelang” set to the housing album cover.
“All-time Classic Africana from South Africa”
Once again I had to create a YouTube video to facilitate this rarity – the killer track from their “Khwatha O Mone” LP (Hit Special IAL-4005) in 1984.
“Bana Mamelang” is a melodious stomper – an mbaqanga classic right up there with their prime 70s material.
The LP is out of print and near impossible to find but, thanks to the sterling efforts of the bloggers at Electric Jive, the terrific Mahotella Queens can continue to be appreciated by new generations.
This one was posted 4 years ago, but I’m just catching up – thankfully it’s still downloadable ;-)