Makeba


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Makeba

(məˈkeɪbə)
n
(Biography) Miriam. 1932–2008, South African singer and political activist; banned from South Africa from 1960 to 1990
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With regard to the first, Makeba entered the United States just months before two landmark events: the first civil rights sit-in in the United States in February 1960 and the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa in March 1960.
She names Brenda Fassie, Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba as her main African influences.
MNS announced that Sham Bowes has joined the firm as a project manager and listings specialist, and Makeba Lloyd has joined as a broker.
An ex-husband of late diva Miriam Makeba, his lifetime of sex, booze and cocaine perhaps warrant inclusion in the pantheon of rock.
A Panorama Entertainment (in Germany) release of a Starhaus Filmproduktion, Millenium Films, Mariana Fills, ZDF/Arte production in cooperation with the Miriam Makeba Foundation with support from YLE TV2, SWR, ORF, NTR, SVT.
He was quickly joined by a new South African star, Lira, who covered the late Miriam Makeba's "Pata Pata", another worldwide hit that originated in South Africa.
She could be the Miriam Makeba for our day, so trenchantly does she speak for the women of Africa.
Since then, the song has been covered by many, many artists including Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger, Miriam Makeba and Boney M.
Miriam Makeba was seen as the spirit of black Africa.
SOUTH African singer Miriam Makeba, who fought apartheid through three decades in exile, has died aged 76.
Isaac Hayes, Bernie Mac, Miriam Makeba all left way too young, leaving mighty artistic legacies in our popular memories.
Erna Muundjua Chimu, an up and coming jazz musician, credits her unique sound to the influences of Miriam Makeba, Salif Keita and Angelique Kidjo.