Mariam Makeba


Mariam Makeba was respectably honoured by Google of whom launched a doodle marking her 81st birthday on the 4th of March 2013. Mama Africa as she was nicknamed truthfully captivate what it is to be a true pioneer of political justice using her music to impact and turning the worlds eyes to the injustice of apartheid in her homeland of South Africa; of which she was exiled from in 1960 only to return in 1990 after the release of Nelson Mandela.  Makeba died of a heart attack on 9 November 2008 after a concert in Italy. Today we remeber her for her outstanding contribution to music and the strength that she executed through all her years in exile.

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