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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.




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

Caught in the Middle (Haibun)

We’re used to thinking of cardinals as elegant, stately, proud birds – the showcase of every nature calendar! – but even the cardinal has a bad day now and then. 509 more words

Early June 1964

Michael came home singing along to a song. I had seen him do that before-but this time I didn’t know why. He came and looked around then smiled and sat on me. 189 more words

My Favorite Makeba Tune

My Idol, Miriam Makeba

Mama Afrika is among the greatest of African musicians, past and present.

My favorite of all of her tunes, Lakutshn Ilanga