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The unsung heroines in the world of Reggae music

The backup singers and dancers of the late Reggae legend Lucky Dube.

They continue to honor him.

The three women who worked with the reggae icon said they feel his presence every time they perform. Thandi Radebe (71), Gabisile Mdluli (55) and Tonique Phala (61) have shaped the Togata Reggae music.

ToGaTa is a South African Reggae Women Trio. An international legendary band that has travelled the world as Lucky Dube backing vocalists and later as part of the Lucky Dube Band. After decades of being in Music Business, the World is excited to witness the Trio coming to the forefront as ToGaTa (name derived from their names Tonique, Gabisile and Thandi).

The Trio has worked with Peter Gabriel, Eddy Grant, Brenda Fassie, just to mention but few of the Global Legends.

Tonique said that people start crying when they sing Lucky Dube's songs and even when people see them.
"When people see us like this, they start crying because they say we remind them of Lucky," she said.
She said she worked with Lucky Dube for almost 20 years.

Thandi said she worked with Lucky Dube for almost 15 years.
"What I miss most about him is his teachings, his love and his kindness," she said.
She said when she is on stage, she feels his presence.

Gabisile said that they found the group in 2021.
She said they formed the group because many people missed Lucky Dube and the women behind his band.

"We are reviving his spirit it was great to work with him. He was a brother, a friend and a father," she said.
Gabisile said she worked with him for almost 9 years.
The women from Joburg said they do Reggae because it's a music that won't go out of touch.

It's heartwarming to see iconic women supporting each other

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