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
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
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
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