Simon Mahlathini Nkabinde

Also known as Mahlathini, Mahlatini, Nkabinde, Piston Mahlathini, S. M. Nkabinde, S. Nkabinde, S.Nkabinde, Zed Nkabinde
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Discography of Simon Mahlathini Nkabinde:

# Release title Dwnld Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Lion Of Soweto ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1987
2 The Lion Of Soweto ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1987
3 The Lion Of Soweto ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1987

Well-known for his gruff and deep voice, Simon "Mahlatini" Nkabinde was a South African "groaner" born in the Alexandra township in 1938 who rose to prominence in the 1960's at the height of the mbaqanga style's popularity.

Also known as "the Lion of Soweto", he was a very active recording artist and more so a live performer, often in conjunction with the [a56676] and sometimes under a number of pseudonyms. Following interest in the sounds of Southern Africa after [a=Paul Simon]'s 1986 "Graceland" album, the group were kept busy with concerts across the globe and even a 1989 collaboration with [a7142].

Nkabinde died on July 27, 1999 from complications resulting from diabetes.

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