Miriam Makeba: South African singer and civil rights activist (The Queen Of African Music)

Miriam Makeba: South African singer and civil rights activist (The Queen Of African Music)

Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) South African-born singer who became known as Mama Afrika, one of the world's most prominent black African performers in the 20th century.

Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) South African-born singer who became known as Mama Afrika, one of the world's most prominent black African performers in the 20th century.

Miriam Makeba, "the voice of Africa". She was known for her powerful songs of hope and empowerment. Her music condemned the racial upheaval and apartheid in her native South Africa, causing her almost 30-year exile.

Miriam Makeba, "the voice of Africa". She was known for her powerful songs of hope and empowerment. Her music condemned the racial upheaval and apartheid in her native South Africa, causing her almost 30-year exile.

Miriam Makeba, South Africa's Own World-Reknown Singer and Activist, a/k/a "Mama Afrika" for Being Outspoken about Her African Home from Which She Was Banded

Miriam Makeba, South Africa's Own World-Reknown Singer and Activist, a/k/a "Mama Afrika" for Being Outspoken about Her African Home from Which She Was Banded

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Zenzile Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s, she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music around the world. She is best known for the song "Pata Pata", first recorded in 1957 and released in the U.S. in 1967. Makeba campaigned against the South African system of apartheid. The South African government responded by revoking her passport in 1960 and her…

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s, she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music around the world. She is best known for the song "Pata Pata", first recorded in 1957 and released in the U.S. in 1967. Makeba campaigned against the South African system of apartheid. The South African government responded by revoking her passport in 1960 and her…

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