South Africa's Unforgettable Music Legend

Legendary musical sensation and civil rights activist, Miriam Makeba, still remains one of Africa's most respected musical voice of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa.

  • South Africa:   Miriam Makeba - an Unforgettable Legend

    Leadership, 6 October 2012

    Born on 4th March, 1932 in Johannesburg,Miriam Makeba as a young girl of thirteenentered a talent show at a missionary schoolwhere she came first. She was often invited to sing at… Read more »

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  • Kenya:   Moving Tribute to Miriam Makeba in Documentary

    Business Daily, 1 December 2011

    During an interview on his last trip to Kenya in June this year, I asked the South African musician Hugh Masekela if he missed Miriam Makeba. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Battle Brews Over Miriam Makeba's Legacy

    RNW Africa, 9 November 2011

    Miriam Makeba's family on Tuesday took public their battle with her former manager over control of her legacy, three years after the death of the anti-apartheid music icon. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Miriam Makeba in Focus

    Daily Observer, 15 April 2011

    As we continue to observe Jazz Appreciation Month, it is important to remember that JAM 2011 is dedicated to the legacy of Women in Jazz. Women have been involved with Jazz since… Read more »


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