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South African Anthem – Best In The World?

Generally national anthems are the most dreary and banal drones, not anything that anyone from another country would even consider to be music, let alone something that might move them in any way…  Think of Britain’s awful dreary pean of praise to the House of Windsor – not even about the country – and you will know what I mean. 647 more words


"All we worry about is to fight and liberate ourselves. What will happen after that will depend, again, on the invaders."

I heard about Miriam Makeba, the incredible South African singer, at a “Black Girl Magic” event I attended a couple days ago. This is a powerful interview on apartheid, anti-black racism, and struggling as a black person/artist in a white dominated world. 42 more words


Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Zenzile Miriam Makeba

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) aka Miriam Makeba aka Mama Africa was born in a township near Johannesburg, South Africa. Born into the racist, segregationist system of apartheid, Ms. 764 more words

Non Fiction

African Love Anthem: 'Malaika'

Who has not heard of the famous African love song ‘Malaika?’ The best known version of this song is the one sung by Mama Africa, … 404 more words

Great People

1001 Albums: Miriam Makeba


Artist: Miriam Makeba

Album: Miriam Makeba

Year: 1960

Length: 34:42

Genre: African Music

” Igqira lendlela nguqo ngqothwane
Sebeqabele gqi thapha bathi nguqo ngqothwane” 1,306 more words

1001 Albums

Album Review #26: Miriam Makeba by Miriam Makeba (1960)

The world of African music has been tragically overlooked by the western world. There’s an entire continent rich with musical styles and sounds that many are only vaguely aware of, and that’s just a shame. 558 more words