Monday, March 4, 2013

Miriam Makeba's birthday Google is kind enough to remind us, this is the anniversary of the late Makeba's birth...(1932-2008).

So here are posts involving "Mama Africa":

"Forgotten Music": Miriam Makeba

some music this case, an interview with Makeba and the demo tracks to one of her later albums.

Makeba's cover of "A Piece of Ground" from her breakout album in the US, Pata Pata

Makeba performing with Harry Belafonte: "Khawuleza"

Makeba's version of "Mas Que Nada"

..."Chove Chuva"

One of the great singers and human rights activists of our time.


Ron Scheer said...

She was part of the zeitgeist when I was in college during the 1960s.

Todd Mason said...

And she never went away, despite some of the insults delivered her by even "well-meaning" imbeciles (see the first post I put up)...but, then, withstanding exile and threat from Back Home makes the fools behind WHEN WE WERE KINGS or SOUND OPINIONS seem as trivial as they are.