Monday, November 10, 2008

Mama Africa has died

november 10 2008

Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba has died today.

For me she was one of the people who enabled me to be accepted with my taste of music and my songs.

I used to sing African songs, but people thought it to be odd and strange.

Then suddenly a little African woman found her way on the international charts and people started to like the African rhythms, even though they were very westernised.
People got more interested in African culture.

Miriam Makeba was banned from her country because she was against apartheid, but she returned in later years.

I think she was 76 years old.

Always I will remember her impressive personality, her smile and above all: her voice.

May she rest in peace.


  1. That is so sad. She will be missed but hopefully her music will live on.

  2. I hadn’t heard of her death, but I’m saddened to know of this. I loved Miriam Makeba’s music from the first time I heard her when I was in college. Thanks for sharing … I’ll miss her too.
    Hugs and blessings,

  3. I loved her music and contribution to our world. So sad to hear this today.


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