Miriam Makeba

10 11 2008

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Wow, we have been losing a lot of musical legends recently, but this one spoke to me. I really have loved Miriam Makeba ever since i heard the Little Flea song when i was a kid. Miriam Makeba, also known as Mother Africa, has been a singing star and activist since 1960. born in South Africa, she became a big star when she hooked up with Harry Belafonte who helped her break into the US marketplace. later she married Stokely Carmichael, and moved to Guinea, eventually becoming the Guinean delegate to the UN.

a life dedicated to music and activism, she died minutes after a benefit performance in Italy yesterday.

among a lifetime of great music, this is one of my favorites…

Miriam Makeba – Lumumba

Buy the above print here

check her out with sivuca on guitar here, performing kilimanjaro. what a cool lady, an inspiration. she will be missed.

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