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''Malaika'' by Miriam Makeba & Harry Belafonte

Lovely song, classic of african pop culture…

Title: Malaika (Angel)
Artist: Miriam Makeba & Harry Belafonte
Album: An Evening With Harry Belafonte And Miriam Makeba… 132 more words

Misambu (Music)

Head Cracks: Digression from Tories May 2015

A version of this features in Immediate Responses.

Such indescribable head cracks in a sea of threatened violence, actual violence, early promise. Couldn’t know where to begin – the threat of established FINISH THE JOB, the pocket humans trapped in the model village with all care taken… 537 more words



One night 23 years ago, the black musicians of Johannesburg had a big party. They all met at Dorkay House in Eloff Street to say good bye to the members of King Kong – the famous stage show about life in Sophiatown. 1,069 more words

Arts And Culture

1st April 2015: Miriam Makeba - Khawuleza

Language – Xhosa (one of the official languages of South Africa)

Translation – Hurry (Miriam Makeba explains the meaning at the start of the song) 162 more words

Love Me Some Miriam Makeba

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Miriam Makeba in 67

“Pata Pata Song”

Miriam Makeba in 2006

“Pata Pata Song”

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Miriam Makeba represents! She was a Grammy award African singer and civil rights activist. 394 more words

Happy birthday, Zenzile Miriam Makeba

Before “world music” experimenters like Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, and Paul Simon incorporated explicitly African sounds into western popular music, there was Miriam Makeba, a South African singer who had her biggest hit in the US in 1967 with “Pata Pata.” It reached #12 on the Billboard Top 100. 91 more words


0026. Miriam Makeba - Miriam Makeba [1960]

Definitely something different for me.  I actually learned about Miriam Makeba through Henry Rollins’ radio show, “Harmony In My Head.”  This is African folk music.  Definitely a departure from the comfort zones of just about everyone I know. 2,957 more words

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