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Friday, March 4, 2011

Old School Friday "Happy Birthday Miriam Makeba"

In memory of Miriam Makeba today's Old School Friday is dedicated to her. Please, Please, Please, yell me you know who she was. If not you can learn more about her HERE, HERE and HERE. GET INFORMED, THIS IS OUR HISTORY PEOPLE!!

QUICK FACTS:
Zenzile Miriam Makeba (also known as Mother or Mama Africa)
Born on 4 March 1932 in Johannesburg, South Africa
She was a South African singer and Political Civil Rights Activist
She was exiled for activist activities and for speaking out against Apartheid
In 1966 won a Grammy for Best Folk Recording
Was married to musician Hugh Masekela, and was also married to Black Panther Stokely Carmichael.
Died 10 November 2008

The history of Miriam Makeba HERE.

I have been a fan for years because my mother was a lover of music and of Black History!
Please enjoy!!

Pata Pata


Mbube (this sound familiar to you? LOL)


RIP Mama Africa! Gone but NOT at all forgotten!

2 comments:

msladydeborah said...

Holla!

Keep up the education and the music!

Villager said...

I've just added the 'Miriam Makeba' channel to my Pandora mobile application. Thank you for opening my eyes to this Alkebulan queen!

peace, Villager