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1001 Songs - 1960

List Item:  Listen to the 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die

Wondrous Place – Billy Fury

At first blush this song feels like yet another British attempt to be Elvis Presley (it really didn’t help that Elvis didn’t tour in the UK). 981 more words

In Progress

The unsettled barriers to a Pan-African Passport

In its just-ended summit in Kigali, the African Union Commission discussed the steps the organization would take to introduce a pan-African passport.

Nkosazana Dhlamini Zuma, the chairperson of the AUC, said a pan-African Passport is a “steady step toward the objective of creating a strong, prosperous, and integrated Africa driven by its own citizens and capable of taking its rightful place on the world stage.” In her mind, it yields some sort of solution to some of Africa’s long-standing problems. 617 more words


Miriam Makeba - Mbube (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)

Not the doo-wop version recorded by the Tokens in the early 1960s. Miriam Makeba gives a rendition of the traditional African song mourning the death of a king (the lion sleeps tonight).


Miriam Makeba - Miriam Makeba (1960)

Album no. 26/1001

This is Miriam Makeba’s first album, and it’s got ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ (admittedly not in English) on it! Plus, she’s a really great singer. 680 more words

1001 Albums

Preparing ourselves for freedom

Throughout our country, and throughout the whole world, the winds of change are blowing strong. Many of our old ideas are being swept away and new ideas are taking their place. 2,184 more words

Year 1990

I believe I can sing anything. – Miriam Makeba http://ift.tt/28VMpqY

Miriam Makeba