Monday, November 10, 2008

Miriam Makeba 1932-2008

Mama Africa has died of a heart-attack after a performance in Italy. story I learned about her a few years back when I watched Amandla, a documentary about the role of music in South Africa during apartheid. I love the music in that movie.

I don't want to force a movie on anyone. But I highly recommend it.

Her most famous song is Pata Pata. Acute listeners will recognize the song from Season 3 in NBC's now canceled, Las Vegas.

Pata Pata -

Amandla Trailer -

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