October 6, 2013

"I don’t sing about politics; I sing the truth."
                                                                           - Miriam Makeba

I saw the wonderful documentary Mama Africa last night, on the life and work of the late Miriam Makeba. What an inspiring, radiant and beautiful human being. She was a towering presence in music, politics and history—and I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone so universally loved and honoured. 

And she was married to Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture).

Legendary.

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    Mam’ Zenzi. I bought the DVD about 2 years ago and, I had the fortune to meet and speak with her- twice. Amazing woman....
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    "I don’t sing about politics; I sing the truth." - Miriam Makeba I saw the wonderful documentary Mama Africa last night,...
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    yes , mama africa