Tuesday, 11 November 2008

In memoriam

Africa's songbird has sadly passed away this sunday. Also known as "Mamma Africa", Miriam Makeba was an exceptional singer and activist, exhiled from South Africa during the Apartheid rule, and a symbol for the extraordinary history of her country and its people. Her last performance was at 'Castel Volturno' in Italy, a concert in protest of the mafia-like organisation called the Camorra, where she collapsed whilst completing her life's work.

Here she is performing "Soweto Blues".

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