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Miriam Makeba to be Immortalized

By Katlego Moncho

In the spirit of Africa Month, it was a joy to hear that one of Africa’s most beloved female musicians and human rights campaigner would be immortalized through a play that celebrates her life and her contribution to the African community. 523 more words

Africa Month

Salvation Through Sound

Formal musical training is a distant dream for the marginalised youth in South Africa. They grow up in disadvantaged communities without hope and opportunity. From the gang-infested streets of the Cape Flats to the distant, rural farmlands of Limpopo, millions of South Africans hold little chance of escaping the clutches of poverty let alone forging a career in music. 726 more words

I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit. 6 more words

Miriam Makeba

Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba Sing Jewish/Jewish-Themed Songs

I have one playlist dedicated to Jewish/Israeli song artists called “Shema Yisrael”, and another dedicated to the familiar songs of my youth and upbringing here in America, called “American Playlist”.   322 more words



The Orbit jazz club celebrates its second birthday this week in Braamfontein. As much as you might want to turn up with the queen Nicki Minaj… 288 more words


What Christmas would have looked like if I was home.

In the mountainous Mbashe, my first home. With my first love, my Grandmother Rose. If I was home Christmas would have been with family, in the hidden homeland, moving on gravel road bare foot, between old ragged rondavels or another room we call L, derived from its shape. 385 more words

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Black History Month - Day 11

Miriam Makeba (3/4/1932 – 11/9/2008)

Miriam Makeba or “Mama Africa,” was a South African singer and civil rights activist, known for denouncing apartheid on the world stage and campaigning abroad for the end of the oppressive policy. 145 more words