#NewMusicFridays: Dr. Bone Reimagines Classic In New Single “Kwazet” Alongside Zakwe
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Dr Bone samples KAZET by the legendary Mahlatini & Mahotella Queens on brand new single alongside Zakwe

SATMA winning Artist Dr. Bone joins forces with the hip-hop general, Zakwe on his new single KwaZet. The song pays homage to the legacy of South African renowned Maskandi ensemble, Mahlatini & Mahotella Queens. The single which features the vocals and guitar riffs of the original single, is a refreshing take on the classic hit.

Vusi Leeuw and Mzwandile “X-Wisebeats” Ngwenya produced KwaZet at their studios in Durban. The pair have reinvented the classic song, while still maintaining the nostalgic, celebratory feeling of the original rendition.

Zakwe and Dr. Bone’s musical chemistry is cemented by their shared experiences as home boys

Dr. Bone and I have been speaking about a collaboration for a while now and the time is finally right for us – as homeboys to come together and show the world, what we have to offer. We understand how big the song is and wanted to do justice to this classic and I think we’ve created a monster” says Zakwe.

Dr. Bone remembers the impact that the original song had on him growing up. “Bab’ Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens stole my heart a long time ago, back when dad used to pump their music in his Datsun. This is the music that comforted their hearts during the struggle.”

Speaking on his song, he explains that KwaZet is meant to revisit the feelings he had while growing up. “KwaZet is a song that is intended to bring happiness and joy during these difficult times. We wanted to ensure that we respect the original. “I hope oBab’ Obed Ngobeni, Mahlathini, May their souls Rest In Peace, the Mahotella Queens and Kurhula Sisters will be proud,” he says. 

We are happy to be celebrated and receive our flowers while we are still alive. The boys really did a great job with the song. We wish them well and God’s speed with the song” says Mam’ Hilda Tloubatla from Mahotella Queens.

Stream and purchase KwaZet on all major streaming platforms. 

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