More On Miriam Makeba

As Mr. Ernst wrote, more than just the musical world lost an iconic woman on November 9th.  To pay homage to Miriam Makeba, here are some more facts about her life.  In 1965, she was the first black African woman to win a Grammy Award.  Her distinct and inspirational sound was not confined to the coasts of Africa.  She was welcomed and revered by famous American artists, such as Paul Simon, whom she accompanied in 1987 on his Graceland tour.  It was for her immense contributions and those attributes mentioned by Mr. Ernst that she was donned the affectionate name Mama Africa.  I encourage you all to listen to not only those performances posted on this page, but to her other work, for it will leave an everlasting mark on you.

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