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A piece of well crafted melody

Having established her music career in Germany, the talented South African born vocalist, Zonke Dikana returned home after six years of absence in the music scene to dazzle us with her authentic, unique and melodic tunes. 387 more words

Afro Jazz

The Struggle

If you knew me before reading this or even know of me you may know that I have been struggling. However, my struggle is just a small slice of the pie. 767 more words

Open and Close: The Music of Africa

As I write this, I’m listening to a band that plays some great African music. They’ve been around since 1973 and have 17 albums. I’m talking, of course, about AC/DC. 473 more words

Fela Kuti

Come Back, Africa (Lionel Rogosin, 1959) + An American in Sophiatown (Michael Rogosin, 2007)

Lionel Rogosin’s second film is a bona fide milestone of African cinema.

It’s so noble, and so powerful, that its flaws are entirely excusable; in any case, the reasons behind the film’s slightly uneven tone are intriguing. 714 more words

21st-century Films

#ThrowbackThursday –“Pata Pata” by Miriam Makeba

It’s almost Friday – huzzah! To celebrate, I’ve got a lovely #ThrowbackThursday song to share with everyone.

Miriam Makeba’s fantastic “Pata Pata” was released in the United States in 1967. 51 more words


Malaika (My Angel)

Beautiful song popularized by Miriam Makeba and Harry Belafonte

Take a listen to the original which was written and composed by Fadhili William Mdawida

Malaika, nakupenda Malaika… 218 more words

▶ Miriam Makeba - A Luta Continua & Pata Pata '79 - YouTube

▶ Miriam Makeba – A Luta Continua & Pata Pata ’79 – YouTube.




Uploaded on Jul 13, 2006

Miriam Makeba performs live in the Dutch TV-studios in Hilversum, The Netherlands in 1979. 27 more words