The group composed of the following: The late Simon "Mahlathini" Nkabinde (1937–1999), a "powerful singer" in the basso-profundo "groaning" style.
Featuring Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens’ lush production style, Paris - Soweto shines with care and sophistication-yet its music is as urgent as ever. Throughout, the harmonies stretch out so beautifully that they almost trick the ear into hearing voices that aren't actually there
By: Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens (1988, Electronic). More albums from Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens: Rhythm And Art by Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens. Mbaqanga by Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens. Stoki Stoki by Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens. View all albums . Paris – Soweto. By: Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens (1988, Electronic).
Title on cover: Paris-Soweto Title on spine: Paris Soweto Title on disc face: Paris–Soweto. Recorded at studio Harry Son, Paris. Track 5 is an Art Of Noise production, ℗ 1989 China Records Ltd. Manufactured & marketed by PolyGram Classics, a division of PolyGram Records, In. New York, . Matrix, Runout: 839 676-2 01% MADE IN USA BY PDO.
Paris – Soweto is a 1987 album by the South African mbaqanga group Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens. The album was recorded just after the group reunited in 1986, and was one of the first albums to be recorded specifically for the international audience. The album was recorded in Paris and released internationally on the Celluloid label, and under the group's long-standing Gallo label in South Africa. The first single, "Kazet" (also known as "Gazette") became one of the group's signature tunes.
More of Mahlathini the Mahotella Queens was recorded in Paris at the end of their first post-Graceland tour. More produced and glossier than their Shanachie recordings, with a slight concession to the international dance market in the rhythms, it's still not lacking in musical and vocal firepower. The first single, "Kazet" (also known as "Gazette") became one of the group's signature tunes
Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens. Overview (current section). Mahlathini, the Queens and the Makgona Tsohle Band had become famous as individual artists, but had frequently recorded together since 1964. It was only in 1986, when the demand for South African music arose through Paul Simon's Graceland album, that Gallo Record Company (the three artists' label) paired them together permanently.
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|839 676-1||Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens*||Paris - Soweto (LP, Album)||Polydor||839 676-1||US||1988|
|839 676-4||Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens*||Paris - Soweto (Cass, Album)||Urban||839 676-4||US||1989|
|839 676-2||Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens*||Paris - Soweto (CD, Album)||Polydor||839 676-2||US||1989|
|839 676-2||Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens*||Paris - Soweto (CD)||Polydor||839 676-2||Germany||1988|
|66829-2||Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens*||Paris - Soweto (CD, Album)||Celluloid||66829-2||France||1988|