FRUITS OF THE MOOD

FRUITS OF THE MOOD
My blogs are dedicated to great singers from all over the world, great actors and actresses, music and memories.
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Blossoms will run away -
Cakes reign but a Day.
But Memory like Melody,
Is pink eternally
(Emily Dickinson)

Miriam Makeba


Here is the signature song of Miriam Makeba, the greatest African singer and a living legend.
Miriam Makeba (born in 1932) is a South African singer, also known by the name "Mama Afrika".
She was born in Johannesberg; her mother was Swazi and her father was Xhosa. Her professional career began in the 1950's with the Manhattan Brothers, before she formed her own group, The Skylarks, singing a blend of jazz and traditional melodies of South Africa. Her break came when she starred in the anti-apartheid documentary "Come Back, Africa". When the Italian government invited her to the première of the film at the Venice Film Festival, she decided privately not to return home. Her South African passport was revoked shortly afterwards. Makeba then travelled to London where she met Harry Belafonte who assisted her in gaining entry and fame in the United States. She released many of her most famous hits there including ""Pata Pata", "The Click Song" ("Qongqothwane" in Xhosa), and "Malaika". In 1966, Makeba received the Grammy Award for Best Folk Recording together with Harry Belafonte for "An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba". In 1963, after an impassioned testimony before the United Nations Committee Against Apartheid, her records were banned in South Africa and her South African citizenship and her right to return to the country were revoked. She was persuaded to return to South Africa in 1990. In 2004, Makeba was voted 38th in the Top 100 Great South Africans. Makeba started a 14 month worldwide farwell tour in 2005, holding concerts in all countries she had visited during her life.
Enjoy this exotic song that clicks!

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