African Music Encyclopedia


Sipho Mabuse


Sipho Mabuse, sometimes called Hotstix, is responsible for the giant mbanqanga hit of the late 1980s, Jive Soweto - which is also the title of The Indestructible Beat of Soweto, Volume 4, where the song also appears.

Mabuse got his start in the African soul group the Beaters in the mid-1970s. After a successful tourof Zimbabwe they changed the grou['s name to Harari. After this tour, when they returned to their homel;ance in South Arica they began to draw almost exclusively on American-style funk, sould, and pop music, sung in Zulu and Sotho as well as English.

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