Miriam Makeba

 
1968, the year that Africa shaped the US
1968, the year that Africa shaped the US
It is 50 years since 1968, dubbed by the CNN’s new four-part series as “the year that changed America”. The United States, however, was only...
No more pain: Lala ngoxolo Bra Hugh Masekela
No more pain: Lala ngoxolo Bra Hugh Masekela
South African jazz trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela passed away on Monday at the age of 78 after a lengthy bout with prostate...
‘For 30 years, I kept running’
‘For 30 years, I kept running’
When the preternaturally gifted Nigerian symbolist poet Harry Garuba burst on to the literary scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s, few would have...
For an Arts fix don't miss this
For an Arts fix don't miss this
Flotsam by Caryn Scrimeour. Why do we collect and arrange miscellaneous objects and trinkets in an attempt to fill...
Simphiwe Dana readies her wings once more
Simphiwe Dana readies her wings once more
November 3 is an important date for singer and activist Simphiwe Dana. It is a day when she gets to focus on the first iteration of her public...
Nirox Words Fest needs curating
Nirox Words Fest needs curating
When it comes to festivals, I am generally a gluttonous human being, making elaborate maps of just how many sessions I can cram in, only to find...
[Video]Tea with Dorothy Masuka
[Video]Tea with Dorothy Masuka
We chatted to legendary singer Dorothy Masuka about her music, Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie and why she performs more overseas than in South Africa.
Stormy times ahead for Makeba legacy
Stormy times ahead for Makeba legacy
Miriam Makeba's family on Tuesday took their battle with her former manager over control of her legacy to the public, three years after the death...
Mama Africa goes with the flow
Mama Africa goes with the flow
Mama Africa, a feature-length documentary by Finnish filmmaker Mika Kaurismäki, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival...
Mama Africa honoured at MTV awards
Mama Africa honoured at MTV awards
South African anti-apartheid icon Miriam Makeba was posthumously honoured at the MTV Africa Music Awards on Saturday, after a career at the...
Govt withdraws from Makeba commemorative event
Govt withdraws from Makeba commemorative event
The Arts and Culture Department has withdrawn its support of the Miriam Makeba commemorative event and instituted legal action against the...
SA mourns Miriam Makeba
SA mourns Miriam Makeba
Hundreds of people paid their last respects on Saturday to music legend and anti-apartheid activist Miriam Makeba, whose death last weekend plunged...

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