Happy 85th birthday to Miriam Makeba!
Long Live Mama Africa
Today is Miriam Makeba’s birthday. She would have been 79 years old. She passed away two years ago on November 10, 2008 after performing a benefit concert on November 9thin support ofItalian writer, Roberto Saviano, who wrote the book Gomorra, a book thatexposes the Camorra clandestine business operations and their connections to the NeopolitanMafia.Miriam Makeba was in Italy and after performing Pata Pata, she had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital where she passed away on the early morning hours of November 10th.
Miriam is famously known as Mama Africa and was the most well known female singer of Africa. She was one of South Africa’s precious jewels. Having been banned in SouthAfrica, sheshared with the world the beautiful folk music of South Africa. Her songs were protest songs against the apartheid system but also about justice and equality. In her songs she painted a picture for…
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