“Simon Mahlathini a tenu une place toute particulière sur la scène mbaqanga et son timbre rauque lui valut d’être surnommé le roi des “groaners”, ces chanteurs aux voix de basse en contrepoint des choeurs féminins. Simon Mahlathini had a special place on the mbaqangba scene. His roaring gravelling voice was very popular and he was regarded as the king of groaners, this male singers backing the female line up in mbaqanga. ”

King of the Groaners


On raconte que dès son plus jeune âge, Simon Mahlathini avait une voix si caverneuse que sa famille fit venir un guérisseur traditionnel, imaginant qu’il avait des pouvoirs surnaturels.

Titres : 1. Umkhovu; 2. Intombi Emnyama; 3. Nomacala; 4. Wavutha Umlilo; 5. Woza Zoxolisa; 6. Isitha Ihliziyo; 7. Mtaka Mama; 8. Umona; 9. Isikhonyane; 10. We-Somhlolo; 11. Ithemba Alibulali; 12. Ngizothi Mamakubani; 13. Mbaka Aka: 14. Umama Ithembalami; 15. Guluva; 16. Izandile Jive; 17. Selimathunzi; 18. Nomalanga; 19. Inkosi Yomculo; 20. Umkhwenyana Since he was a child, Simon Mahlathini has a so deep and rasping voice that his family took him to a traditional healer, believing he had supernatural powers.

Track listing : 1. Umkhovu; 2. Intombi Emnyama; 3. Nomacala; 4. Wavutha Umlilo; 5. Woza Zoxolisa; 6. Isitha Ihliziyo; 7. Mtaka Mama; 8. Umona; 9. Isikhonyane; 10. We-Somhlolo; 11. Ithemba Alibulali; 12. Ngizothi Mamakubani; 13. Mbaka Aka: 14. Umama Ithembalami; 15. Guluva; 16. Izandile Jive; 17. Selimathunzi; 18. Nomalanga; 19. Inkosi Yomculo; 20. Umkhwenyana

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Sylvie Clerfeuille

Sylvie Clerfeuille

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