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Miriam Makeba

  • Mar 04, 1932 - Nov 09, 2008 (age 76)
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2018
Mama Afrika: The Early Years
AlbumApr 4, 2018

Mama Afrika: The Early Years

Mama Afrika: The Early Years released.
2016
Original Album Classics
AlbumSep 16, 2016

Original Album Classics

Original Album Classics released.
2015
SongJun 26, 2015

Kilimanjaro
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Love Tastes Like Strawberries
AlbumJan 11, 2015

Love Tastes Like Strawberries

Love Tastes Like Strawberries released.
2014
One More Dance
AlbumApr 17, 2014

One More Dance

One More Dance released.
Back of the Moon
AlbumJan 31, 2014

Back of the Moon

Back of the Moon released.
Lakutshn Ilanga
AlbumJan 16, 2014

Lakutshn Ilanga

Lakutshn Ilanga released.
2013
Afrikans
AlbumAug 12, 2013

Afrikans

Afrikans released.
2011
Hi-a Ma (Pata Pata)
AlbumJan 1, 2011

Hi-a Ma (Pata Pata)

Hi-a Ma (Pata Pata) released.
2010
Pata Pata [Performed Live On the Ed Sullivan Show] - Single
AlbumApr 13, 2010

Pata Pata [Performed Live On the Ed Sul…

Pata Pata [Performed Live On the Ed Sullivan Show] - Single …
Pata Pata [Performed Live On the Ed Sullivan Show] - Single released.
2009
Mama Afrika 1932-2008
AlbumOct 5, 2009

Mama Afrika 1932-2008

Mama Afrika 1932-2008 released.
The Legend [African Cream]
AlbumMay 12, 2009

The Legend [African Cream]

The Legend [African Cream] released.
2008
Miriam Makeba
PersonalNovember 2008

Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba passed away.
Only the Best of Miriam Makeba
AlbumSep 30, 2008

Only the Best of Miriam Makeba

Only the Best of Miriam Makeba released.
Soul Power
MovieSep 4, 2008

Soul Power

In 1974, music producers, Hugh Masekela and Stewart …
In 1974, music producers, Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine worked with the boxing promoter, Don King, to create a music festival in Africa to run concurrently with his championship boxing match he arranged with Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, aka "The Rumble in the Jungle," in Kinshasa, Zaire. However, due to an unforeseen delay due to Foreman injuring himself in training, it was decided that the music festival must still go on as scheduled. This film covers the preparation of that festival with both stage construction and the arrival of the participating musicians. When all is ready, the people of Zaire got to experience a musical event that Africa had never seen before with great African-American and local artists performing with verve and purpose, with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, just the biggest star of this musical extravaganza.
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2006
Pata Pata: Live in Paris 1977
AlbumOct 23, 2006

Pata Pata: Live in Paris 1977

Pata Pata: Live in Paris 1977 released.
Le Monde de Miriam Makeba
AlbumOct 23, 2006

Le Monde de Miriam Makeba

Le Monde de Miriam Makeba released.
Soweto Blues
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MovieApr 7, 2006

Soweto Blues

On the 16th June 1976, when students would be writing …
On the 16th June 1976, when students would be writing their mid-year exams, thousands of young people from all over Soweto gathered for a protest march that would change South Africa's history. "Soweto Blues" is a tribute to them.
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Her Essential Recordings: The Empress of African Song
AlbumFeb 6, 2006

Her Essential Recordings: The Empress …

Her Essential Recordings: The Empress of African Song …
Her Essential Recordings: The Empress of African Song released.
2005
Live 1966
AlbumSep 27, 2005

Live 1966

Live 1966 released.
2003
The Best Of
AlbumOct 14, 2003

The Best Of

The Best Of released.
Enregistrement Public au Theatre des Champs Elysees
AlbumMar 3, 2003

Enregistrement Public au Theatre des C…

Enregistrement Public au Theatre des Champs Elysees released.
The Best of the Early Years
AlbumJan 27, 2003

The Best of the Early Years

The Best of the Early Years released.
2002
In Concert/Pata Pata/Makeba!
AlbumNov 5, 2002

In Concert/Pata Pata/Makeba!

In Concert/Pata Pata/Makeba! released.
An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba/The Magic of Makeba
AlbumApr 2, 2002

An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba/The …

An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba/The Magic …
An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba/The Magic of Makeba released.
Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony
MovieJan 1, 2002

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Har…

Through a chronological …
Through a chronological history of the South African liberation struggle, this documentary cites examples of the way that music was used in the fight for freedom. Songs united those who were being oppressed and gave those fighting a way to express their plight. The music consoled those incarcerated, and created an effective underground form of communication inside the prisons.
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Award2002

Polar Music Prize

Won Polar Music Prize.
2000
Best of Miriam Makeba & The Skylarks
AlbumMay 23, 2000

Best of Miriam Makeba & The Skylarks

Best of Miriam Makeba & The Skylarks released.
Homeland
AlbumApr 25, 2000

Homeland

Homeland is a 2000 album by South African singer Miriam …
Homeland is a 2000 album by South African singer Miriam Makeba. It was released in 2000 on CD by world music label Putumayo. It includes a duet starring Makeba and Zenzi Lee in a renovated version of Makeba's trademark hit song "Pata Pata" (1967), entitled "Pata Pata 2000". Congolese pop star Lokua Kanza also contributed to this album both as a songwriter (for "Homeland" and "Lindelani") and as a singer ("Lindelani").
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Best World Music Album
Nomination2000

Best World Music Album

Nominated for "Homeland".
Grammy Award
1997
SongSep 23, 1997

The Click Song
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Country Girl
AlbumMay 6, 1997

Country Girl

Country Girl is a 1978 album by Miriam Makeba. The album …
Country Girl is a 1978 album by Miriam Makeba. The album was recorded in Kumasi, Ghana, but completed in New York City with members of Ipi Tombi.
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1996
SongApr 9, 1996

Malaika
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Hits & Highlights
AlbumApr 9, 1996

Hits & Highlights

Hits & Highlights released.
Meet Me at the River
AlbumApr 1, 1996

Meet Me at the River

Meet Me at the River released.
Malaisha
AlbumApr 1, 1996

Malaisha

Malaisha released.
When We Were Kings
MovieJan 1, 1996

When We Were Kings

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship …
A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.
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1994
Sing Me a Song
AlbumMay 1, 1994

Sing Me a Song

Sing Me a Song is a 1994 album by Miriam Makeba. It was her …
Sing Me a Song is a 1994 album by Miriam Makeba. It was her first album recorded in South Africa, in a studio in Mmabatho, Bophuthatswana.
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SongMay 1, 1994

Sing Me A Song
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The Click Song
AlbumMar 11, 1994

The Click Song

The Click Song released.
1992
Sarafina!
MovieSep 11, 1992

Sarafina!

South African teenagers fight against apartheid in the …
South African teenagers fight against apartheid in the Soweto Uprising.
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1991
Eyes on Tomorrow
AlbumJun 11, 1991

Eyes on Tomorrow

Eyes on Tomorrow is an album by South African singer Miriam …
Eyes on Tomorrow is an album by South African singer Miriam Makeba, released in 1991.
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1989
SongJan 1, 1989

Africa
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1988
Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute
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MovieJun 11, 1988

Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute

Wembley Stadium hosts a …
Wembley Stadium hosts a concert featuring stars from the fields of music, comedy and film, in celebration of the 70th birthday of imprisoned ANC leader Nelson Mandela.
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1986
American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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1984
The Cosby Show
TV ShowSep 20, 1984

The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show is an American sitcom television series co …
The Cosby Show is an American sitcom television series co-created by and starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984, until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York.
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1983
Amok
MovieJul 13, 1983

Amok

In South Africa,Matthew,an old black schoolteacher ,living in …
In South Africa,Matthew,an old black schoolteacher ,living in a small village under a grotesque boastful Kinglet,receives a letter from a former school mate who has become a priest ;he visits his sick sister Josephine ,a prostitute ;he meets again his son Gasha ,an "Amok " ,and his brother,a trade-union leader whose life will tragically end . Athough he's a teacher,Matthew only knew the world of his rural living;he discovers the realities of his country ,the racist Whites ,the police at their beck and call.
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1969
Makeba!
AlbumJan 1, 1969

Makeba!

Makeba! is a 1968 album by Miriam Makeba. Liner notes were …
Makeba! is a 1968 album by Miriam Makeba. Liner notes were written by A. B. Spellman who classed the album the “most African of her recent releases".
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1968
Stokely Carmichael
Relationship1968

Stokely Carmichael

He eventually developed the Black Power movement, first while …
He eventually developed the Black Power movement, first while leading the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), later serving as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and lastly as a leader of the All-African People's Revolutionary Party (A-APRP).
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Stokely Carmichael
Marriage1968

Stokely Carmichael

He eventually developed the Black Power movement, first while …
He eventually developed the Black Power movement, first while leading the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), later serving as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and lastly as a leader of the All-African People's Revolutionary Party (A-APRP).
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1967
The Woody Woodbury Show
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TV ShowAug 28, 1967

The Woody Woodbury Show

Welcome to The Woody …
Welcome to The Woody Woodbury Show guide. Hosted by raucous comedian Woody Woodbury for syndication by Ralph Edwards Productions in Hollywood. The program featured Woody performing bits of his nightclub act which included playing piano and comic dialogue. His band was the Michael Melvin Combo with Joe Pass on guitar. The announcer of the show was Robert (Bob) Ridgely. Booking artists for the program were Mary Markham and Gary Gamska. The show featured talented musicians, pop groups, comedians, stars and authors. The program's producer was Ralph Edwards.
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The Joey Bishop Show
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TV ShowApr 17, 1967

The Joey Bishop Show

The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had …
The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had its first broadcast on ABC on April 17, 1967, hosted by Joey Bishop and featuring Regis Philbin in his first ongoing role with national television exposure, as Bishop's sidekick/announcer (similar to Ed McMahon's job with Johnny Carson). Created to challenge The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, the show lasted 33 months, with the last show airing on December 26, 1969.
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1966
All About Miriam
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AlbumJan 1, 1966

All About Miriam

All About Miriam is the 1966 ninth studio album of Miriam …
All About Miriam is the 1966 ninth studio album of Miriam Makeba (LP Mercury 134029) Arrangements for the album were by Luchi DeJesus and Sivuca (as Severino Dias De Olivera). Sivuca also played guitar. Harold Dodson played bass, and drummer was Leopoldo Flemming.
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The Magnificent Miriam Makeba
AlbumJan 1, 1966

The Magnificent Miriam Makeba

The Magnificent Miriam …
The Magnificent Miriam Makeba is a 1966 album by Miriam Makeba (LP Mercury 134016). It was her first album after moving from RCA to Mercury.
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1965
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
Nomination1965

Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording

Nominated for "An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba".
Grammy Award
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
Award1965

Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording

Won award for "An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba".
Grammy Award
SongJan 1, 1965

Hurry, Mama, Hurry! (Khawuleza)
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1964
The Hollywood Palace
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TV ShowJan 4, 1964

The Hollywood Palace

The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long American television …
The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long American television variety show that was broadcast weekly Saturday nights (except September 1967–January 1968, when it was seen Monday nights) on ABC from January 4, 1964, to February 7, 1970. Titled The Saturday Night Hollywood Palace during its first few weeks, it began as a midseason replacement for The Jerry Lewis Show, another variety show, which had lasted only three months.
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Hugh Masekela
Marriage1964

Hugh Masekela

Hugh Ramapolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) …
Hugh Ramapolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, singer and composer who has been described as "the father of South African jazz". Masekela was known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as "Soweto Blues" and "Bring Him Back Home". He also had a number-one US pop hit in 1968 with his version of "Grazing in the Grass".
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The Voice of Africa
AlbumJan 1, 1964

The Voice of Africa

The Voice of Africa is the 1964 fourth album of Miriam …
The Voice of Africa is the 1964 fourth album of Miriam Makeba (LP RCA LSP2845). It charted at #122 on the US album chart.
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Hugh Masekela
Relationship1964

Hugh Masekela

Hugh Ramapolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) …
Hugh Ramapolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, singer and composer who has been described as "the father of South African jazz". Masekela was known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as "Soweto Blues" and "Bring Him Back Home". He also had a number-one US pop hit in 1968 with his version of "Grazing in the Grass".
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1963
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Nomination1963

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Nominated for "The World of Miriam Makeba".
Grammy Award
1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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The World of Miriam Makeba
AlbumJan 1, 1962

The World of Miriam Makeba

The World of Miriam Makeba …
The World of Miriam Makeba is the 1963 third LP album of Miriam Makeba (LP RCA LSP2750). It charted at #86 on the US album chart. Hugh Masekela was credited as the conductor.
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1960
Miriam Makeba
AlbumJan 1, 1960

Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba is a self-titled, debut album by Miriam …
Miriam Makeba is a self-titled, debut album by Miriam Makeba. It was released in 1960 on the RCA Victor label.
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Nomination1960

Best New Artist

Nominated for Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Grammy Award
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Nomination1960

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Miriam Makeba".
Grammy Award
1959
Come Back, Africa
MovieSep 1, 1959

Come Back, Africa

Come Back, Africa chronicles the life of Zachariah, a black …
Come Back, Africa chronicles the life of Zachariah, a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959.
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Sonny Pilay
Marriage1959

Sonny Pilay

Married Sonny Pilay.
1958
The Garry Moore Show
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TV ShowSep 30, 1958

The Garry Moore Show

The Garry Moore Show is the name for several separate …
The Garry Moore Show is the name for several separate American variety series on the CBS television network in the 1950s and 1960s. Hosted by experienced radio performer Garry Moore, the series helped launch the careers of many comedic talents, such as Dorothy Loudon, Don Adams, George Gobel, Carol Burnett, Don Knotts, Lee Goodman, James Kirkwood, Jr., and Jonathan Winters. The Garry Moore Show garnered a number of Emmy nominations and wins.
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1956
The Steve Allen Show
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TV ShowJun 24, 1956

The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show …
The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show hosted by Steve Allen from June 1956 to June 1960 on NBC, from September 1961 to December 1961 on ABC, and in first-run syndication from 1962 to 1964.
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1950
Bongi Makeba
ChildDecember 1950

Bongi Makeba

Bongi Makeba (20 December 1950 – 17 March 1985) was a …
Bongi Makeba (20 December 1950 – 17 March 1985) was a South African singer/songwriter. She was the only child of singer Miriam Makeba with her first husband, James Kubay.
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1948
The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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1932
Miriam Makeba
BirthMarch 1932

Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba was born.
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