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  • Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata

    3:01

    Strut presents an all-time classic of South African music, the definitive remastered edition of Miriam Makeba’s ‘Pata Pata’, her first album recorded for Reprise in 1966.
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  • MIRIAM MAKEBA - Malaika - Original 1974 single with Swahili and English Lyrics.

    7:11

    Zenzile Miriam Makeba was born in Johannesburg in 1932. Her mother was a Swazi sangoma (traditional healer-herbalist). Her father, who died when she was six years old, was a Xhosa. When she was eighteen days old, her mother was arrested for selling umqombothi, an African homemade beer distilled from malt and cornmeal. Her mother was sentenced to a six-month prison term, so Miriam spent her first six months of life in jail. As a child, she sang in the choir of the Kilmerton Training Institute' in Pretoria, a primary school that she attended for eight years.

    Her professional career began in the 1950s when she was featured in the South African jazz group the Manhattan Brothers, and appeared for the first time on a poster. She left the Manhattan Brothers to record with her all-woman group, The Skylarks, singing a blend of jazz and traditional melodies of South Africa. As early as 1956, she released the single for Pata Pata. The single was played on all the radio stations and made her known throughout all of South Africa. Though she was a successful recording artist, she was only receiving a few dollars for each recording session and no provisional royalties, and was keen to leave home

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  • Miriam Makeba - First album - Vintage Music Songs

    35:42

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    The retreat song (jikele maweni) 00:00:00,00
    Suliram 00:02:33,18
    The click song 00:05:18,09
    Umhome 00:07:51,15
    Olilili 00:09:11,24
    Lakutshn, Ilanga 00:11:45,08
    Mbube 00:13:54,16
    The naughty little flea 00:17:14,10
    Where does it lead? 00:21:00,06
    Nomeva 00:23:32,07
    House of the rising sun 00:26:12,09
    Saduva 00:28:11,15
    One more dance 00:30:43,11
    Iya guduza 00:33:26,22
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  • Miriam Makeba Interview 1969

    8:43

    Lovable Mrs. Makeba talks about racism during her visit in Finland in 1969.

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  • miriam makeba, Zimbabwe concert (paul simon - graceland land

    4:30

    miriam makeba, Graceland live concert in Zimbabwe, with Paul Simon

  • Miriam Makeba A Luta Continua! Wake up my people

    4:52

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  • Miriam Makeba - The Click Song

    2:34

    Track 3. Read my review for this album:

  • Miriam Makeba - Pata pata - live

    2:53

    Miriam Makeba - Pata pata (1972) - live, stereo. Editing sound, montage by VM (Vladimir Mastica).

  • the lion sleeps tonighta real original african version

    3:21

    the tokens are not will never be the creator of our african rythm never..this is a south african song a zulu song called mbube (lion)...it has been sung for centuries in south africa and firstly recorded by linda solomon...we talk about a lion sleeping but it just deeper than you guy think when a king dies we say in africa that he sleeps and when shacka died they sang it to tell the people that the lion is sleeping ..i yu m'bube =you are the lion...chacka you can't die you certainly sleeping..they stole it and don't have the honesty to say where they took it..damn it

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  • Miriam Makeba - Mas Que Nada

    3:34

  • Miriam Makeba - Malaika

    4:46

    South Africa's Legendary Musical Sensation, Grammy Award Winner and United Nations Ambassador. On the continent, we simply call her Mama Africa.

    Malaika, nakupenda Malaika
    Malaika, nakupenda Malaika
    Ningekuoa mali we, ningekuoa dada
    Nashindwa na mali sina we, Ningekuoa Malaika Nashindwa na mali sina we, Ningekuoa Malaika
    Pesa zasumbua roho yangu
    Pesa zasumbua roho yangu
    Nami nifanyeje, kijana mwenzio
    Nashindwa na mali sina we Ningekuoa Malaika.Nashindwa na mali sina we Ningekuoa Malaika
    Kidege, hukuwaza kidege
    Kidege, hukuwaza kidege
    Ningekuoa mali we, ningekuoa dada
    Nashindwa na mali sina, we Ningekuoa Malaika

  • Hapo Zamani - Miriam Makeba

    4:24

    Hapo Zamani - Miriam Makeba

  • Miriam Makeba - Nongqongqo

    2:23

    from the album An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba

  • Jain - Makeba

    3:44

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    LYRICS

    Ooohe Makeba ma qué bella,
    Can i get a oohe Makeba,
    Makes my body dance for you ,
    (x4)

    I want to hear your breath just next to my soul,
    I want to feel oppress without any rest,
    I want to see you sing, i want to see you fight,
    Because you are the real beauty of human right ,

    CHORUS

    Nobody can beat the Mama Africa,
    You follow the beat that she's going to give you,
    Only her smile can all make it go,
    The sufferation of a thousand more,

    CHORUS x2

  • Miriam Makeba - Sing Me A Song

    8:41

    Excellent title track from Legendary South African singer and activist Miriam Makeba 'Mama Africa'. (1932-2008)

    From the album 'Sing Me A Song'. Released 1993.

    Personnel: Miriam Makeba (vocals, upright bass); Nelson Lee (vocals, piano, keyboards, background vocals); Fay Chikapa Phiri, Lawrence Matshiza (guitar); Khaya Mahlangu (horns); Themba Mkhize (piano, keyboards); Sibusiso Victor Masondo (bass, background vocals); Philip Meintjies (drums, percussion); Ian Herman, Papa Kouyate (percussion); Stella Khumalo, Faith Kekana, Marilyn Nokwe, Chikapa Phiri, Lungfuls (background vocals).

  • Miriam Makeba - Emabhaceni

    2:45

  • Miriam Makeba - Welela

    4:50

    from 1989's Welela

  • Miriam Makeba - Tribute to Miriam Makeba

    2:54:55

    The retreat song (jikele maweni) 00:00:00,00
    Suliram 00:02:33,18
    The click song 00:05:18,09
    Umhome 00:07:51,15
    Olilili 00:09:11,24
    Lakutshn, Ilanga 00:11:45,07
    Mbube 00:13:54,16
    The naughty little flea 00:17:14,10
    Where does it lead? 00:21:00,07
    Nomeva 00:23:32,07
    House of the rising sun 00:26:12,08
    Saduva 00:28:11,15
    One more dance 00:30:43,10
    Iya guduza 00:33:26,22
    Cameroon 00:35:41,02
    Woza 00:38:30,09
    Little bird 00:41:26,02
    Chove-chuva 00:44:56,19
    Same moon 00:47:27,17
    Kilimanjaro 00:50:06,09
    Khawuyani-Khanyange 00:53:03,07
    Wind song 00:56:20,20
    Khuluma 00:59:00,22
    Let's pretend 01:01:39,23
    Beau chevalier 01:04:20,13
    Maduna 01:06:32,15
    Click song 01:10:20,13
    Imagine me 01:12:50,04
    La bushe 01:15:31,05
    Where are you going 01:17:46,18
    Charlie (Oh mama) 01:21:32,01
    Mr man 01:24:05,13
    A piece of ground 01:26:16,24
    That's how it goes (Ntsizwa) 01:29:51,20
    My love is young 01:32:19,08
    Oh tell me my mother 01:34:39,08
    I'm in love with the spring 01:37:17,00
    Akana nkomo 01:40:50,14
    The ballad of the sad young men 01:43:53,14
    Yetentu Tizaleny 01:47:20,00
    Maria Fulo 01:50:08,01
    I think I ought to 01:52:42,14
    Click song 01:54:50,11
    To love and lose 01:57:20,17
    Four-letter words 02:00:47,02
    U shaka 02:03:00,08
    Mas que nada 02:05:49,22
    Mommy, mommy what is heaven like? 02:08:35,03
    Jol'inkomo 02:11:18,20
    The sound of a drum 02:14:14,04
    When I've passed on 02:17:00,15
    Sunrise, sunset 02:21:04,19
    Autumn song 02:23:48,14
    You are in love 02:26:26,20
    Seven good years 02:30:03,06
    Sleep tight 02:33:15,08
    Ask the rising sun 02:36:50,04
    Oxgam 02:39:47,17
    Where does it lead 02:41:49,09
    Muntu 02:44:28,13
    Erev shel shosanim 02:48:42,10
    Oh so alone 02:51:02,02

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    Zenzile Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer and civil rights activist.

    In the 1960s, she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music around the world. She is best known for the song Pata Pata, first recorded in 1957 and released in the U.S. in 1967. She recorded and toured with many popular artists, such as Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, and her former husband Hugh Masekela.

    Makeba campaigned against the South African system of apartheid. The South African government responded by revoking her passport in 1960 and her citizenship and right of return in 1963. As the apartheid system crumbled she returned home for the first time in 1990.
    Makeba died of a heart attack on 9 November 2008 after performing in a concert in Italy organised to support writer Roberto Saviano in his stand against the Camorra, a mafia-like organisation local to the region of Campania.

  • Miriam Makeba ‎– The Many Voices of Miriam Makeba

    30:38

    Tracklist:

    A1 Kilimanjaro (Hunting Song and Boot Dance) 0:00
    A2 Zenizenabo (A Courage Song for Warriors) 2:47
    A3 Ntjilo Ntjilo (Lullaby To A Child About A Little Canary) 4:09
    A4 Umqokozo (Children's Game Song About a New Red Dress) 6:39
    A5 Ngola Kurila (A Woman Pacifies Her Hungry Child. There is Nothing to Eat) 8:48
    A6 Thanayi (Story Song About a Girl Named Thanayi) 11:58
    B1 Liwa Wechi (Congolese Lament. The Wife Bids Her Husband Farewell as He Leaves for the Mines) 15:06
    B2 Nagula (Witch Doctor Song) 17:57
    B3 Carnival (Theme From The Brazilian Movie Black Orpheus) 19:34
    B4 Night Must Fall (American) 21:56
    B5 Love Tastes Like Strawberries (West Indian Ballad) 23:52
    B6 Can't Cross Over (West Indian Calypso) 27:18

    Credits:

    Bass – Norman Keenan
    Conductor – Ralph Hunter
    Engineer – Bob Simpson
    Guitar – Ernie Calabria, Jack Check
    Mastered By – Ed Begley
    Percussion – Daniel Barrajanos, Julio Collazo, Michael Alexander, Ralph MacDonald, Rod Clavery
    Photography By – Peter Perri
    Producer – Bob Bollard
    Trumpet – Hugh Masekela

  • Paul Simon - Under African Skies

    3:57

    Music video by Paul Simon performing Under African Skies. (C) 2012 Sony Music Entertainment

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  • Pata Pata Miriam Makeba Subtitulada en castellano

    3:27

    Subtitulación en castellano de un video ya existente:
    Únicamente con finalidad cultural, sin interferencias en copyright.
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  • Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata - African Dance Music - Zambezi Express - Zimbabwe - African Music tv .

    5:56

    African Music tv is proud to promote this exciting African dance by the group Zambezi Express from Zimbabwe. The song is titled Pata pata which is a remix version of the original Papa Pata song by Miriam Makeba (R.i.P) from South Africa. The video was filmed on location at a festival in Bournemouth (England). Please, remember to subscribe to our channel and follow our web site at

    If you would like to showcase your original music on AMTV contact us at africanmusictelevision@gmail.com

  • Miriam Makeba - Mbube

    3:21

    All the versions in/Todas las versiones en:
    Miriam Makeba, The Lion Sleeps Tonight

  • Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata HQ 0815007

    3:28

    HQ-Video. Pata Pata, ein Hit fuer Miriam Makeba im Jahr 1967. Standard-Video hat sehr gute Qualitaet. Standard video has very good quality. Seitenverhaeltnis / aspect ratio = 16:9 wide screen.

  • Miriam Makeba - Chove Chuva

    3:04

    Recorded at Berns, Stockholm in 1966

    Guitar: Sivuca
    Drums: Leopoldo Fleming Jr
    Bass: William Salter

    Original song by Jorge Ben Jor (listen here:

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  • Caracol - Miriam Makeba

    3:09

    El Joe Lasser, Recordando a la mas grande de la champeta africana, Miriam Makeba con el tema Caracol. Éxito que fue exclusivo del conde de Cartagena, la mejor maquina que ha tenido la costa caribe en todos sus tiempos.
    Saludos desde Barrancabermeja a toda mi gente picotera.

  • Chayanne - Pata Pata ft Miriam Makeba

    2:35

    #PataPata pertenece al cuarto single del cuarto álbum de estudio grabado por el cantante puertorriqueño #Chayanne del año 1988 e hizo un duo junto a #MiriamMakeba

  • Miriam Makeba - Give me a reason.avi

    5:01

    Miriam Makeba - Give me a reason (versione in inglese) di: Bisognerebbe non pensare che a te, cantata in coppia con Caterina Caselli al Festival di Sanremo 1990.

  • Amampondo - Miriam Makeba HD Quality

    2:43

    El Joe Lasser, presenta Amampondo con Miriam Makeba. Para todos los amantes del canal de los Exitos Picoteros.

  • Milk & Sugar feat. Miriam Makeba - Hi a Ma OFFICIAL VIDEO HD

    2:36

    Il follow up del tormentone Hey (Nah Neh Nah) arriva finalmente su X-Energy . Il duo Milk & Sugar riscopre il sample originale della hit di Miram Makeba Pata Pata , conosciuta in tutto il mondo con il soprannome di Mama Afrika .

    Il successo del 1957 rivive oggi grazie alla straordinaria base, orecchiabile e contagiosa che si annuncia già come tormentone dell'estate 2011!

    Quando non si trovano in giro per il mondo per le loro strepitose performance come DJs, i talentuosi producers di Monaco sono in studio a completare le loro produzioni. La fruttuosa collaborazione tra Michael Milk Kronenberger e Steffen Sugar Harning , dopo l'esordio con Higher & Higher, ha realizzato un'incredibile serie di brani #1 nei clubs inglesi e di tutta europa.
    Lo scorso inverno tutti i dancefloor europei ballavano il loro tormentone Hey (Nah Neh Nah) , con il sample del gruppo belga Vaya Con Dios .

    MILK & SUGAR HI-A Ma (Pata Pata) è la nuova hit estiva di X-Energy , la storica etichetta dance che promuove fra gli altri: B ob Sinclar & Raffaella Carrà, R.I.O., Rudeejay & Freaks Jam feat. Jenny B, Yves Larock, Samantha Fox & Sabrina Salerno ...

  • Miriam Makeba - House Of The Rising Sun

    2:00

    Track 11. Read my review for this album:

  • Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata

    3:04

    Miriam Makeba sings her most famous song Pata Pata during a performance in the Dutch TV-studios in Hilversum, september 1979. Joining her on stage towards the end of the song is her granddaughter Zenzi. Zenzi's mother, Bongi Makeba, is one of the backing vocalists (in the blue dress).

  • Milk & Sugar ft Miriam Makeba - Hi-a Ma HD

    2:48

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  • Emabhaceni

    2:41

    Provided to YouTube by K7 Records GmbH

    Emabhaceni · Miriam Makeba

    Sangoma

    ℗ 2017 STRUT Records

    Released on: 2017-12-06

    Composer: Alexandra Saraspe-Conomos
    Lyricist: Alexandra Saraspe-Conomos; Miriam Makeba
    Music Publisher: Makeba Music Company (ASCAP)

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  • Soweto Blues

    4:17

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Soweto Blues · Miriam Makeba

    Welela

    ℗ 2014 Siyandisa under exclusive license to Next Music

    Released on: 2012-05-01

    Music Publisher: Gallo Music Publishers / Stanley Todd

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • I Shall Sing

    3:08

    Provided to YouTube by K7 Records GmbH

    I Shall Sing · Miriam Makeba

    Keep Me In Mind

    ℗ 2017 STRUT Records

    Released on: 2017-12-06

    Music Publisher: Caledonia Productions Inc.; Warner Brothers Music (ASCAP)
    Composer: V. Morrison
    Lyricist: V. Morrison

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  • Miriam Makeba - Oxgam

    2:06

    Miriam Makeba
    (4 March 1932 -- 10 November 2008)
    one helluva lady... 100% dedicated to her craft, all the way to her dying day voice of freedom, her songs share the stories, the struggles, the integrity of the native South African people under Apartheid Rule throughout the 60's , 70's , and 80's.
    now go and learn more, hear more, and share more
    The woman, the legend, the angel , the sage ..
    Hail Mama Africa
    Hail the memory of Miriam Makeba
    ~ M. Garza ~

    Makeba's life has consistently been marked by struggle. As the daughter of a sangoma, a mystical traditional healer of the Xhosa tribe, she spent six months of her birth year in jail with her mother. Gifted with a dynamic vocal tone, Makeba recorded her debut single, Lakutshona Llange, as a member of the Manhattan Brothers in 1953. Although she left to form an all-female group named the Skylarks in 1958, she reunited with members of the Manhattan Brothers when she accepted the lead female role in a musical version of King Kong, which told the tragic tale of Black African boxer, Ezekiel King Kong Dlamani, in 1959. The same year, she began an 18-month tour of South Africa with Alf Herbert's musical extravaganza, African Jazz and Variety, and made an appearance in a documentary film, Come Back Africa. These successes led to invitations to perform in Europe and the United States.
    Makeba was embraced by the African American community. Pata Pata, Makeba's signature tune, was written by Dorothy Masuka and recorded in South Africa in 1956 before eventually becoming a major hit in the U.S. in 1967. In late 1959, she performed for four weeks at the Village Vanguard in New York. She later made a guest appearance during Harry Belafonte's groundbreaking concerts at Carnegie Hall. A double-album of the event, released in 1960, received a Grammy award. Makeba has continued to periodically renew her collaboration with Belafonte, releasing an album in 1972 titled Belafonte & Miriam Makeba. Makeba then made a special guest appearance at the Harry Belafonte Tribute at Madison Square Garden in 1997.
    Makeba's successes as a vocalist were also balanced by her outspoken views about apartheid. In 1960, the government of South Africa revoked her citizenship. For the next 30 years, she was forced to be a citizen of the world. Makeba received the Dag Hammerskjold Peace Prize in 1968. After marrying radical black activist Stokely Carmichael, many of her concerts were canceled, and her recording contract with RCA was dropped, resulting in even more problems for the artist. She eventually relocated to Guinea at the invitation of president Sekou Toure and agreed to serve as Guinea's delegate to the United Nations. In 1964 and 1975, she addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations on the horrors of apartheid.
    Makeba remained active as a musician over the years. In 1975, she recorded an album, A Promise, with Joe Sample, Stix Hooper, Arthur Adams, and David T. Walker of the Crusaders. Makeba joined Paul Simon and South Africa 's Ladysmith Black Mambazo during their worldwide Graceland tour in 1987 and 1988. Two years later, she joined Odetta and Nina Simone for the One Nation tour.
    Makeba published her autobiography, Miriam: My Story, in English in 1988 and subsequently had it translated and published in German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. Following Nelson Mandela's release from prison, Makeba returned to South Africa in December 1990. She performed her first concert in her homeland in 30 years in April 1991. She appeared in South African award-winning musical Sarafina in 1992 in the role of Sarafina's mother. Two years later, she reunited with her first husband, trumpeter Hugh Masekela, for the Tour of Hope tour. In 1995, Makeba formed a charity organization to raise funds to help protect the women of South Africa. The same year, she performed at the Vatican's Nevi Hall during a worldwide broadcast, Christmas in the Vatican. Makeba's first studio album in a decade, Homeland, was released in 2000. ~
    ~ Craig Harris, Rovi ~

  • Miriam Makeba - Khawuleza 1966

    2:27

    South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba sings Khawuleza on a Swedish TV show from 1966/67. This song features on the album AN EVENING WITH BELAFONTE/MAKEBA, which won them both a Grammy Award in 1966. Miriam Makeba sadly passed away in November 2008.

  • Miriam Makeba - Click Song

    2:03

    Miriam Makeba perform Quongqothwane also known as the click song during the festival Zaire 74. Taken from the documentary movie Soul Power about the festival. It was a three day live music festival that took place on September 22 to 24,1974 at the 20th of May Stadium in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). The concert, conceived by Hugh Masekela and record producer Stewart Levine, was meant to be a major promotional event for the heavyweight boxing championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, known as The Rumble in the Jungle. Featured performers included top R&B and soul artists from the United States such as James Brown, Bill Withers, B.B. King, and The Spinners as well as prominent African performers such as Miriam Makeba, TPOK Jazz, and Tabu Ley Rochereau. Other performers included Celia Cruz and the Fania All-Stars.

    Miriam Makeba canta Qongqothwane conosciuta come click song durante una delle più grandi manifestazioni musicali della storia dell'Africa conosciuta come Zaire 74. Il video è stato preso dal film documentario sul festival Soul Power. Il festival si tenne dal 22 al 24 settembre nello stadio di Kinshasa. L'evento fu organizzato da Hugh Masekela e Stuart Levine per volere del presidente Mobutu, che aveva deciso di sfruttare la risonanza internazionale dell'incontro di Ali e Foreman per celebrare ufficialmente la nuova costituzione dello Zaire di fronte agli occhi del mondo. A partecipare all'evento furono chiamati stelle della musica di livello mondiale, come James Brown, Bill Withers, B.B. King, i The Spinners ed anche gli artisti più eminenti della scena africana come Miriam Makeba, TPOK Jazz, e Tabu Ley Rochereau. Nella Line Up c'era anche Celia Cruz accompagnata dai favolosi Fania All-Stars.

  • MIRIAM MAKEBA on The Ed Sullivan Show

    1:42

    - Miriam Makeba, introduced by Harry Belafonte, singing Love Tastes Like Strawberries on The Ed Sullivan Show on April 22nd, 1962.

    For more information about other artists that appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show visit:

  • Miriam Makeba Pata Pata live

    2:25

    Artist: Miriam Makeba
    Song: Pata Pata [live]
    Location: San.Paulo,Brazil [1968]
    Genre: Spiritual, African, World
    Additional: Sivuca on acoustic guitar. Sivuca was one of the most important musicians of Brazil.

    Bio:
    Miriam Makeba, also known as Mama Africa, was beyond dispute one of South Africas true legends. Born March 4, 1932 in Johannesburg, Miriam Makeba was barely 21 years old when she, as a member of the Manhattan Brothers, reached for the stars in her home country. It didnt take long before Miriam Makebas career was brought to another level. In 1966 she received a Grammy Award for the album An Evening with Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba, making her the first African artist to win a Grammy. Her star rose further when she released her 1967 globally acclaimed Pata Pata, including the worldwide hit Qongqothwane (better known as the Click Song). Shortly thereafter she published her autobiography .

    Miriam Makeba used her voice to entertain, but also to give a voice to millions of oppressed fellow South Africans who suffered as a result of apartheid. The price she had to pay for her actions was high, namely her South African citizenship. After she appeared, in 1960, in the an anti-apartheid documentary Come Back, Africa, the South African regime banned her from returning to her home country and took away her citizenship.

    This event didnt stop her from continuing to raise her voice against the apartheid regime. Between 1964 and 1975, as a United Nations delegate of Guinea where she was granted asylum, Miriam Makeba addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations regularly on the tragic developments in South Africa.

    Meanwhile she carried on singing, a process in which she put South African music on the map. Over the years Makeba worked with artists as Joe Sample, Stix Hooper, Arthur Adams, and David T. Walker of The Crusaders. In the late 1980s she joined Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo during their world-wide Graceland tour and in 1990 she worked with Odetta and Nina Simone for the One Nation tour.

    Following Nelson Mandelas release from prison, the citizen of the world Makeba returned to South Africa in December 1990; more than thirty years after she went in exile. In April 1991 she performed her first concert in her homeland in three decades.

    The years after were busy ones for Makeba. She starred in the South African award-winning musical Sarafina! , about the 1976 Soweto youth uprisings, playing the role of the title characters mother. She then reunited with her first husband, trumpeter Hugh Masekela, for the Tour Of Hope. She also performed at the Vaticans Nevi Hall during the world-wide broadcasted show, Christmas In The Vatican. In 2000 Makeba released the grammy-nominated Homeland, her first studio album in a decade. In 2002 she shared the Polar Music Prize with Sofia Gubaidulina, in recognition of her exceptional achievements in the creation and advancement of music.

    After her return to South Africa Miriam Makeba recorded over ten albums. In 2004, at the age of 72, she relased Reflections honoring the tenth anniversary of the end of apartheid in South Africa. In that same year Makeba was voted 38th in the Top 100 Great South Africans. She also started a 14 month worldwide farwell tour in 2005, holding concerts in all countries she had visited during her life.

    With an impressive career spanning more than four decades Miriam Makeba is, indeed, one of the most respected, loved and cherished treasures in (South) Africa.

    On the early morning of 10th of November 2008 she died at the age of 76 after being taken ill near the southern Italian town of Caserta, after performing at a concert against organized crime.

  • Miriam Makeba - Iya Guduza

    2:15

    Track 14. Read my review for this album:

  • Nina Simone & Miriam Makeba: Thulasizwe / I Shall Be Released

    3:46

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    Thulasizwe / I Shall Be Released performed by @Nina Simone and @Miriam Makeba Official Channel
    Recording session: Studio, 1991 in Bruxelles at Jet Studios.
    Song available on Miriam's album Eyes on Tomorrow

  • Milk & Sugar Feat Miriam Makeba - Hi-a Ma

    2:41

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  • Dont break my heart - Miriam Makeba & Dizzy Gillespie

    4:34

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  • LTN - Miriam Makeba, morte dopo il concerto per Saviano

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    - CASTELVOLTURNO - Oggi pomeriggio la visita dell'ambasciatore sudafricano a Castelvolturno per rendere omaggio alla salma della cantante africana Miriam Makeba, morta dopo il concerto contro camorra e razzismo. Il feretro è gia' in viaggio verso il paese d'origine.
    11.11.2008

  • Miriam Makeba- Vamos Chamar Ovento

    3:28

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  • Miriam Makeba: Ngalala Phantsi

    2:30

    Descripción original:

    Canción incluida en el disco de Miriam Makeba 'Sangoma' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988). Por lo que he encontrado, 'Ngalala Phantsi' viene a significar algo así como 'Estoy de bajón/deprimida', y su letra viene a decir que: 'cuando los tiempos son buenos, tengo montones de amigos', añadiendo luego: 'cuando estoy de bajón/deprimida, todos hablan de mí y se ríen de mí'. Miriam Makeba (Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica, 4 de marzo de 1932 - Castel Volturno, Italia, 9 de noviembre de 2008) fue una cantante sudafricana. Icono de la lucha contra el apartheid en su país, Makeba, marginada durante más de tres décadas por el régimen racista sudafricano, siempre estuvo comprometida con la lucha por los derechos civiles y contra el racismo, en una entrega que llevó a cabo hasta el último momento de su vida. Llamada cariñosamente Mamá África, el 16 de octubre de 1999 fue nombrada Embajadora de Buena Voluntad de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO), y en el año 2001 fue galardonada con el premio de la paz Otto Hahn, otorgado por la Asociación Alemana de la ONU. Makeba residió en Guinea hasta su regreso a Sudáfrica el 10 de junio de 1990, tras la excarcelación de Nelson Mandela, quien tiempo después le ofreció participar en su gobierno. Artista y solidaria como pocas, su mayor éxito fue el inolvidable y formidable 'Pata Pata' (1966), tema que pasará a la historia como la primera canción africana que fue un éxito internacional masivo. No en vano, muchos la consideran la reina de la música africana.

  • Myriam Makeba - I Shall Sing

    4:16

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