Happy Birthday Miriam Makeba. (a post from 2008)
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This review by Felicia R. Lee appeared in The New York Times.
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On today in 1932, Miriam Makeba was born in Prospect Township, Johannesburg. She was a South African singer and civil rights activist. Makeba is credited for being the first to popularize African music around the world. 107 more words
Miriam Makeba, South African singer/activist/conjure woman, has transitioned at the age of 76.
I’m not anything close to the biggest fan of her music. I only remember listening to one of her songs songs ad nauseum a couple of years ago—can’t even remember its name—that was especially good for getting it going on the elliptical machine. 448 more words