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A Fascinating & Exotic Performer - She IS Africa!
It was Miriam Makeba’s destiny to broadcast an image of South Africa to the
world without actually being in the country. She fought against Apartheid and
the Regime in South Africa by means of persistent political agitation and, of
course, lots of music. But it took a good deal of perseverance and the ups and
downs of appearing in clubs and shows until the songs of the South African
singer, who was expatriated in 1959, were heard in her new adopted country, the
The good old formula, whereby protest in music only reaches its objectives
through entertainment, also holds good for this early song compilation, which is
filled with artistic originality and brought great commercial success. Alongside
the rousing, melodic and groovy Afro-World music numbers, there are several
'global players' such as the cleverly arranged ballad "Forbidden Games", the
bluesy spiritual numbers "Little Boy" and "Wonder Of Things", and a cracking
Latin number entitled "Tonados De Media Noche". The wonderfully bright sound of
Hugh Masekela and his band enhance the highly varied characters of the selected
pieces. Here we have a musical vista of at least half of our world, which fits
perfectly on one LP.
Miriam Makeba (1932-2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award winning
South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s she was the first
artist from Africa to popularize African music in the U.S. and around the world.
She is best known for the song "Pata Pata", first recorded in 1957 and released
in the U.S. in 1967. She recorded and toured with many popular artists, such as
Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, and her former husband Hugh Masekela.
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2. Forbidden Games
3. Pole Mze
4. Little Boy
6. Vamos Chamar Ovento
9. Wonders and Things
10. Tonados de Media Noche
11. Into Yam
12. Where Can I Go?
Recorded June and July 1963 by Mickey Crafford in RCA Victor's Studio A and
Webster Hall, New York.