Miriam Makeba aka Mama Africa

Miriam Makeba passed away on stage at the age of 76 doing what she was born to do. Singing kept her sane and together during the apartheid  regime.   I worked with a woman named Zola who was from Soweto in South Africa and  age mate of Makeba.  So how many degrees of separation that was? I think two degrees. She was a wonderful woman and I liked her music.

Do you know she was exiled from her country for 30 years. She returned only when Nelson Mandela invited her back.

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~ by tradeum on November 12, 2008.

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