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Makeba

Miriam. born 1932, South African singer and political activist; banned from South Africa from 1960 to 1990
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A South African singer and civil rights activist, Miriam Makeba was forced to work as a child following her father's death.
Firstly, a soundtrack of Mandela's life growing up in the Transkei (a remote region in the Eastern Cape) with its own musical language; secondly, the jazz of the 1950s that produced stars like Miriam Makeba, Dolly Ratheba, and others, which Nelson listened to as a young lawyer; and lastly, a contemporary opera score which delves into his prison years, opera being a very popular musical career for many South African singers."
In the second section the poet also pays tribute to, among others, Miriam Makeba for her voice and Nelson Mandela for his inimitable smile.
Miriam Makeba was my role model but I never thought I could be Miriam Makeba, I simply emulated her.
He is now one of the most influential and inspiring musicians of his generation, and is counted in the same league as fellow luminaries Yossou N'Dour and Miriam Makeba.
Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita has spent nearly 20 years performing with major World Music stars including Yossou N'Dour and Miriam Makeba. His collaboration with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch won awards.
Taking cues from new historiographies that expand the period into a "long civil rights movement," from the 1940s to 1970s, Feldstein features the following cast in chronological order: Lena Horne, Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, and Cicely Tyson.
Gianopulos will receive the Taormina Film Festival's Arte Award--an honor that in the past has gone to such luminaries as Gina Lollobrigida, Miriam Makeba, Paul Schrader, Joel Schumacher, Andre Techine, Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise and Irene Papas.
Rosamund and James Weldon Johnson's "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing;" Paul Robeson's adaptation and performances of "Ol' Man River;" the role of "We Shall Overcome" in the labor and civil rights struggles of the post-war era; Nina Simone's "To Be Young, Gifted and Black," adopted as an anthem by the Congress of Racial Equality; and Miriam Makeba's multilingual ode to African independence, "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika," now incorporated into the South African national anthem.
Le film est traverse par la figure inoubliable de la diva de la chanson africaine, Miriam Makeba. Le film est presente ce soir dans le cadre de la thematique des droits de l'homme.
The anti-apartheid and government-challenging lyrics of musicians like South Africa's Miriam Makeba and Nigeria's Fela Kuti have largely been exchanged for party-hard, live-the-rich-life lyrics.