Mahotella Queens: Wozani Mahipi (Hippies Come to Soweto)

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Originally formed in 1964, South Africa’s Mahotella Queens are still going strong (if missing some original members). The trio of enthusiastic ladies perform all over their native South Africa, as well as to sold-out shows across the UK. Our friends at Amateurism recently tipped us off to the talented ensemble with a blog post about the funky township song “Wozani Mahipi (Hippies Come to Soweto).” The video montage alludes to the track being an anthem about the country’s battle with oppression, but the Mahotella Queens live up to their name and sing about it with the utmost style and grace.