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South African legend Miriam Makeba dies - 10 Nov 2008

Miriam Makeba, or 'Mama Africa', the South African singer who wooed the world with her sultry voice, has died at the age of 76, leaving a great legacy behind.


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Miriam Makeba Amapondo Live in Tunisia 1999)

Miriam Makeba - Introducing the band members 2006

Miriam Makeba - Mas Que Nada (Live At Rosies, 2004)

Miriam Makeba - (At Berns Salonger, Stockholm, Sweden, 1966)

Miriam Makeba - Khawuleza (Live 1966)

Ewa Dąbrowska 2019. Here in Poland is wintertime... and this Miriam song is so happy and energetic, I don't understand a single word but I love this vibe

Miriam Makeba - Jolinkomo (Live 1967)

Miriam Makeba - (Live1968, Montreux, La Rose D'or, Pioniere)


Zenzile Miriam Makeba was born in Johannesburg in 1932.
Her mother was a Swazi sangoma (traditional healer-herbalist).
Her father, who died when she was six years old, was a Xhosa.

When she was eighteen days old, her mother was arrested for selling umqombothi, an African homemade beer distilled from malt and cornmeal. Her mother was sentenced to a six-month prison term, so Miriam spent her first six months of life in jail.
As a child, she sang in the choir of the Kilmerton Training Institute' in Pretoria, a primary school that she attended for eight years.
Her professional career began in the 1950s when she was featured in the South African jazz group the Manhattan Brothers, and appeared for the first time on a poster.
She left the Manhattan Brothers to record with her all-woman group,
The Skylarks, singing a blend of jazz and traditional melodies of South Africa.
As early as 1956, she released the single for "Pata Pata".
The single was played on all the radio stations and made her known throughout all of South Africa.

Though she was a successful recording artist, she was only receiving a few dollars for each recording session and no provisional royalties and was keen to leave home 

Alexander Fernandezrico Good job Mirian: I love me ángel “ malaika “ nacupenda malaika..

Benard Konami The year 2020 and still I just can't get enough of this song...Malaika, mali tu ndio sinaMuctarr Williams Bless you, Mariam, you were indeed a wonderful inspiration to the African Musical Culture. May the Angels sing with you in Heaven in praise of the Almighty. In Jesus' name.

motorcop505 For all those who are arguing about who wrote it, here’s what Wikipedia says:
Authorship of this popular song is still very controversial.
However, most people accredit their authorship to Adam Salim, a not-well-published Tanzanian songwriter. Salim (born in 1916) composed this song while he was living in Nairobi between 1945–46.
According to this story, Adam Salim composed the "Malaika" song in 1945 for his very beautiful girlfriend Halima Ramadhani Maruwa.  

Miriam Makeba - A Luta Continue (In concert 1980)

Dorgo Dorgo I love this woman and the way she passed the freedom song. may she rest in Peace 
Aramis A Luta continua it's a Portuguese slang used till today in Portugal after the fall of fascism in 74. Because in that time we had a try to implant again the fascism and other communists lol.

Mandela Tribute by Miriam Makeba

I compiled this audiovisual tribute to former President Nelson Mandela based on a song by that other great icon of South Africa, the late Miriam Makeba. 

Miriam Makeba (feat. Bongi) Ngoma Kurila (In concert 1980)

Miriam Makeba and Paul Simon Under African Skies 1987

Miriam Makeba Ibhabhalazi  Pioniere OS Dresden Ballett 1987 

Miriam Makeba Interview (1988)

Chris Gambaro-Vega I'm sitting here in tears. This woman had more courage and strength than entire nations of people.
Biggie Murisa If people could see and watch people like mama talking am sure this World will be a better place to live. Rest in Peace mama

Miriam Makeba - Welela 1989

Conversations with Felicia: Miriam Makeba, African Singer

Miriam Makeba - Meet Me At The River Jazz Festival 2002

Miriam Makeba - Umqokozo (Live At Rosies, 2004 North Sea Jazz

Miriam Makeba - Mbube ( AVO Session (Basel) Switzerland 2006)

SLS Channel A legend, great woman, we thank God you were here on earth... RIP Mama Africa K0ljaW0dann WOW when Miriam Makeba comes in at 0:26 my heart melted 
Thabo mhlanga This is what I call being truly African. Come on this is The African Queen...Our Mother...

Miriam Makeba introduces Olivia to the Xhosa language with its clicks

As a guest on the Cosby Show, the great South African singer and activist Miriam Makeba, gives a humorous introduction to the clicks that are an integral element of the Xhosa language. In posting this, I hope you will hear and understand the beauty and sound of another language that you have likely never heard, and perhaps more deeply, of another culture. I also hope to honor her for what would have been her 81st birthday yesterday. Here is a great example of her special art: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4LAIR... performing the song Amampondo.

Miriam Makeba Qongqothwane (The Click Song)

As a linguist and a language teacher, I often find it interesting to introduce this song to my students. However, for some reason, the volume of the original video available on YouTube is too low, and I found it rather difficult to play it in class and let the students hear what Miriam Makeba has to say about her language. 

Miriam Makeba - One More Dance (LIVE)

Jerome Jacobs The way she appreciated music from all over the world.
René Gutiérrez Bustos Beautiful... I start recently hear Miriam I was surprised :)
Lawrence Attach  Magnificent, Timeless & Priceless
Rosalia Nova Loja Quem no Brasil está assistindo? 

Miriam Makeba - Sing Me A Song

Mary Kiarie Sure you were mama Africa Miriam Makeba continues resting with the angel's mama.  
Mayega Alpha one love from Uganda respect 2 all legendary South African musicians
zedicus I've been looking for this song like crazy. I remember this song when I was a kid, my family loved Miriam Makeba so bad..
Tom Love Whoa so wonderful and full of joy and love mama Makeba. Thank you for singing English so I understand what you are telling me. I have listened to many songs in languages I don´t understand but I liked it anyway. Mama Miriam Makeba is named what we can hear all around in the world. Let's love everybody like Makeba does that way we can make a better world.

Miriam Makeba Hapo Zamani (At The Cape Town Int. 2006)

Miriam Makeba Nomeva (Live at Switzerland - 2006

Miriam Makeba - Mama Afrika

A new low in Africa, in 1958 that no African can perform singing in the public.  

 Alexia Gardner, I have just come back from the cinema where there is now Miriam Makeba - Mama Africa, the documentary shows. I learned so much about this phenomenal woman. The movie is a journey of powerful and joyous music that explores the plight of her people. As a black artist freely traveling the world and singing my songs in freedom I feel utterly humbled and proud of this African woman who paved the way for me and fellow artists worldwide!

FightsatJim’splace It's nice to know she lived to see Mandela become President and to see at least some progress in South Africa.
Maggie may RIP...Saw her sing  Live in Sweden..just before she got the news that her child daughter died...wonderful Lady...
Matt Mathew thanks for the brief history.
Juli Brown Thank you for posting this very informative and entertaining video!
Patrice MooreV God bless her soul...this video brought tears to my eyes.
Zomzi Love  Thank you for this beautiful documentary.

Miriam Makeba - Malcolm X

A Piece of Ground (Mono Version)

The Miriam Makeba - Apartheid Years

Miriam Makeba and the Skylarks - A Touch of 50s

Miriam Makeba Interview 1969

Miriam Makeba Live at The Vatican "When I've Passed On"

Lovable Mrs. Makeba talks about racism during her visit to Finland in 1969.

Afrofusion TV She was so beautiful, poised, confident, lucid, and intelligent. We lost a great soldier.
gas haw aligns How could she manage to maintain an all-out smile while discussing such serious stuff?! Her words come out as clear as a morning shiny blue sky. Mama Africa, You are a legend & love you more.
Juan Castillon, I never have seen this girl before...I didn't know she exists... I discovered her when she has already died. today Aug 12, 2019...and my admiration for her is enormous... her way to say things...her wrights...her truths... is amazing ...she's a Goddess of her Art, her voice and her. 
David Omagh I must confess, I have heard not many songs of this Lady, But today I decided to go into her biography, and what I found was more than what I bargained for, She was intelligent, eloquent speaker, Activists, Musician, Mother, A wife, and above all beautiful dark in complexion 6 feet plus thus earns her the Mama Africa title, R.I.P mama.
Biggie Murisa talked like a real rep of African people. If we had people like a mama in politics definitely we won't have things like xenophobia happening. Rest in Peace Mama.
REGINE ROMAIN Today marks the 11th anniversary of the passing of QUEEN MIRIAM MAKEBA! May her spirit Rise in Power and Rest in Glory! She was one of South Africa's greatest activists, vocalists, songwriters, actresses, United Nations Goodwill ambassadors, and jazz artists, and will always be known as MAMA AFRICA!
Sally Bowles, I am white, and I am so sad that Miriam Makeba is so angry at me, she has absolutely every right to be. I wish she could see the protests now, she would feel so proud 
Harry Korsten Sivuca played with Harry Belafonte and Mr. Belafonte isn't a really negro because his mother was a white person.
ASSANE NDJAYE This 2020, I don’t want to offend anyone cause I know there are a lot of good white people out there, the time has changed and most of the white people are not so racist like their ancestors were...they carrying the burning of they ancestors, unfortunately.
Prefer Anonymus Dear Mr.Spyros Peter Goudas I never heard about this woman (Miriam Makeba) in my life. The beautiful logo in WWW.FLYERMALL.COM with her name aroze my curiosity and I click on it. Is coronavirus lockdown and I had the time to spear. http://www.flyermall.com/companies/1754/112/MIRIAM-MAKEBA I spent days and nites with Mama Africa Miriam Makeba. I don't want to post any comments because are thousand in every video and 99.9 percent they're positive. This woman is IN PARADISE NOW and has a meeting with GOD drinking some umgombothi(a homemade beer brewed from malt and cornmeal) and discasing the latest issue about George Floyd, police brutality, and more. I hope between her and God they will come with a solution to save the world. One thing I notice was the protesters all over the world, whites, and blacks had the same numbers in attendance, which is very positive. 
Spyros Peter Goudas Award to MIRIAM MAKEBA for one of the most important personalities in the world.