Shangaan pop duo made up of Richard Chauke - also of Venus - and Tsidi Mokwena. "Matshidiso Mokwena became known as a member of a trio known as Xilembe. Both albums on Cool Spot's Tops label went gold. Chauke was the backbone of the group and later was himself known as Xilembe.
When Xilembe split in 1991, she went solo using the name Tshidi."

After Mokwena went solo in 1991, Chauke kept going, releasing the Venda album Dobana Domba with Tusk. In the 90s he tried his hand at competitive motorbike racing before putting out Xilembe's fourth album, Makhanani, in 2000. Over the years he often worked with another Cool Spot prodigy, Mduduzi Masilela, first of M-M Deluxe and later a solo kwaito star.
Ncilo Ncilo has a similar late 80's house-influenced pantsula beat, best on tracks like 'Hahomakole', 'Mad Joe' and 'Mthabeni'.


Xilembe Discography Tracks


Xilembe - Ncilo Ncilo album art Xilembe Ncilo Ncilo (Album) Tops (4) South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
Xilembe - Maxango album art Xilembe Maxango (Album) Cool Spot South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
Diamond Music Xilembe - Dobana Domba album art Xilembe Dobana Domba(LP) Diamond Music Diamond Music South Africa 1991 Sell This Version

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