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“And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it’s third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it’s much more polite”

Miriam Makebe 



On November 9, 2008.

On November 9, 2008, Miriam Makeba died aged 76.

Friday Open Thread | Out of Africa

Tribute to African sunsets…

Only an African sunset can bring an elephant’s shadow and show its smile.

Only an African sunset streams golden liquid on dry land and makes the lions and chimps tap dance to the beat of the Serengeti drums. 32 more words

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Wednesday Open Thread | Out of Africa

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist. 96 more words

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October Playlist : Black beauties

This month, I am bringing a bit of past in your ears, and a bit of rythm under your skin. Classics that will always put you in a good mood. 104 more words

To Listen To

Black History Month special: Miriam Makeba (March 4, 1932 – Nov. 9, 2008)

Singer and anti aphatheid campaigner, she made 30 original albums. She was heavily involved in the anti apartheid movement.

The key to her international success was a small singing part in the film Come Back Africa, a dramatised documentary on black life directed covertly by Lionel Rogosin. 222 more words