Reign & Shine

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Reign & Shine
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Studio album by
Mahotella Queens
ReleasedAugust 31, 2005
Recorded2005
GenreMbaqanga, Mgqashiyo
Length40:00 approx.
LabelAfrican Cream Music
ProducerIan Osrin
Mahotella Queens chronology
Bazobuya
(2004)
Reign & Shine
(2005)
Kazet
(2006)

Reign & Shine is a 2005 album by the South African mbaqanga group the Mahotella Queens. The album was a break from their usual mgqashiyo music, focusing on three-part vocal harmonies and percussion (by Veli Shabangu), with electric guitar and bass only appearing on some tracks. The album featured new compositions such as "Amazemula" ("Monster") and "Ndodana Yolahleko" as well as old favourites like "Town Hall" and "Amabhongo" in addition to the South African national anthem, "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Amazemula" ("Monster")
  2. "Saphel' Isizwe" ("Disease Is All Over The Nation")
  3. "Muntu Wesilisa" ("We're Talking to You")
  4. "Ndodana Yolahleko"
  5. "Town Hall"
  6. "Mbube" ("The Lion")
  7. "Amabhongo"
  8. "Sela Ndini" ("Thieves Are About")
  9. "Thandanani" ("Love One Another")
  10. "Siyancela" ("We're Begging You")
  11. "Safa Yindlala" ("They Died Hungry")
  12. "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" ("God Bless Africa")

Personnel[edit]

  • Hilda Tloubatla (vocals)
  • Nobesuthu Mbadu (vocals)
  • Mildred Mangxola (vocals)
  • Veli Shabangu (percussions, backing vocals)
  • Texan Thusi (lead guitar, rhythm guitar)
  • Madoda Ntshingila (bass guitar)
  • Engineer: Ian Osrin
  • Producer: Ian Osrin
  • An AS Entertainment/African Cream Music production