Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Miriam Makeba Has Passed On

Miriam Makeba
'Mama Africa'
1932-2008



Story from NPR

Report from the New York Times

Story from Voice of America

2 comments:

culinarychick said...

My father played Miriam Makeba all of the time, some 35 years ago. I looked for the album he used to play of hers called " The Many Voices of Miriam Makeba." Hugh Masekela played trumpet (?) on that album, and I have been in love with both since then.

I've searched and searched for a copy of that album, but to no avail. It is out of print, and won't be for the foreseeable future.

All of the other live efforts didn't appeal to me; I wanted (and still do)that album or disc.

I called my sister in Delaware, and lo and behold; she has my father's copy! I told her to take care of it, and don't play it.

My favorite songs off the album:

Zenizenabo
Umquokozoko
Njilo Njilo

Rest in peace, Mama Africa

Ensayn1 said...

I too fell in love with her music because my mother played the heck out of her album. I don't remember the name of the album she played but I loved it. I had the pleasure of buying a Miriam Makeba CD she released about 3 years ago. I know she is singing with Lucky Dube and the greats that have gone on before her.