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Busi Mhlongo

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Years active  1960–2010
Name  Busi Mhlongo

Role  Singer
Movies  Long Street
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Birth name  Busisiwe Victoria Mhlongo
Born  28 October 1947 Inanda, South Africa (1947-10-28)
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
Died  June 15, 2010, Durban, South Africa
Albums  Urbanzulu, Live at the Market Theatre
Genres  Mbaqanga, Soul music, Quiet Storm, Smooth jazz, Soft rock
Similar People  Jabu Khanyile, Mfaz Omnyama, Lokua Kanza, Revel Fox, Jean Hebrail

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Busi Mhlongo (28 October 1947 – 15 June 2010 ), born as Victoria Busisiwe Mhlongo, was a virtuoso singer, dancer and composer originally from Inanda in Natal, South Africa.

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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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