Mahotella Queens Chastise You Hippies!

On Volume 1 of Next Stop… Soweto, we focused on traditional South African music. The second volume treads into the fusion of these sounds with western funk, soul, psych & more. Below, find a track from the powerhouse group Mahotella Queens (whose sublime “Zway Kumusha” is one of the highlights of Volume 1), who according to the album’s liner notes, were pressured into a more contemporary direction by their label. Not ones to bend over easily though, the track (the title of which translates to “Come On, Hippies”) calls out South African youth for leaving behind the values of their parents. What’s more timeless than letting the young whippersnappers have a piece of your mind? And over a track like this, we certainly can’t complain. Volume 2 of Next Stop… Soweto is out May 11th.

The Mahotella Queens- Wozani Mahipi by Strut