Remembering Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba at the Cape Town jazz Festival in 2006

Miriam Makeba at the Cape Town Jazz Festival in 2006

One of Africa’s great voices was lost last night. Miriam Makeba died in Italy, shortly after a concert. Makeba gave a powerful voice to her people during the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. The South African government revoked her citizenship in 1963, but in the following years she was given honorary citizenship by 10 countries.

More about her live:

Wikipedia page
AlJazeera has a nice video tribute
Official website for Miriam Makeba

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