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Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba: from Domestic Servant to Mama Africa

—– If alive today, Miriam Makeba would be turning 81, in case you missed the tribute paid to her through this week’s Google Doodle. The  South African singer is considered the voice of World Music. During the 60s she had her South African passport cancelled and was prevented from returning home following her overseas travels. […]

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Graceland – From breaking a boycott to rocket launching World Music

“These are the days of miracle and wonder… This is a long distance call…” Graceland could have been a historical disaster and the end of Paul Simon’s career. Instead, it became a bridge over trouble waters. The highly controversial album brought many South African’s musicians to the world’s attention, such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Youssou […]

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