Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008)

miriamI’m not a political singer. I don’t know what the word means. People think I consciously decided to tell the world what was happening in South Africa. No! I was singing about my life, and in South Africa we always sang about what was happening to us — especially the things that hurt us.

2 thoughts on “Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008)

  1. I am surprised that I’m not hearing as much about this as I think I should. I was shocked to hear the news this morning. May she rest peacefully. It’s good that she left us after doing what she loved.

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