Black People : Miriam Makeba - Mama Afrika trransits ..

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  1. SeekingMaat

    SeekingMaat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ase Ase Ase the the Goddess Miriam Makeba. One who relentlessly fought for justice and humanity. She leaves her legacy through her music :bowdown:


    Miriam Makeba the South African singing star whose career took off in the 1950s and who famously appeared at the United Nations to condemn apartheid, has died suddenly after a concert in Italy. She was 76.

    Makeba, widely known as Mama Afrika, collapsed on Sunday as she was leaving the stage in the town of Castel Volturno, near Naples, according to a statement issued on Monday by South African foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. "She received paramedic assistance and was rushed to hospital where she unfortunately passed way," Dlamini Zuma said.

    News agencies reported that she appeared at a concert to support an Italian journalist being threatened by the local mafia. In September, six African immigrants were killed in the town when gunmen from the mafia sprayed a group of immigrants with gunfire in an alleged drug-dealing dispute.

    Dlamini Zuma paid tribute to Makeba as "one of the greatest songstresses of our time... Throughout her life, Mama Makeba communicated a positive message to the world about the struggle of the people of South Africa and the certainty of victory over the dark forces of apartheid colonialism through the art of song."


    more here http://allafrica.com/stories/200811100193.html

    Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata
     
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    It's a slight pity she has left, I can only pray it was under peaceful circumstance somehow.

    She was just here where I live, and I didn't go... Regretful.

    She has gone Home now, rejoice.

    One.

    - Chi
     
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    Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 - 10 November 2008



    :birthday: and R.I.P. :bowdown:
     
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