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|Birth name||Busisiwe Victoria Mhlongo|
28 October 1947|
Inanda, South Africa
|Died||15 June 2010
Durban, South Africa
|Genres||Mbaqanga, soul, quiet storm, smooth jazz, soft rock|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, record producer|
|Labels||House of Memory, MELT2000, Stern Music, Sheer Sound, Chissa Records|
|Associated acts||Hugh Masekela, Letta Mbulu, Abigail Kubeka, Miriam Makeba, Caiphus Semenya|
Drawing on various South African styles such as Mbaqanga, Maskanda, Marabi and traditional Zulu, fused with contemporary elements from jazz, funk, rock, gospel, rap, opera, reggae and West African music she produced a fresh and exciting sound. Her infectious music and singing style have a universal appeal and her lyrics carry powerful and poignant messages. In the 1960s, she adopted the artistic name Vickie; only later did she became known by Busi Mhlongo. She was an initiated sangoma, which heavily influenced her music.
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