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A Tribute to Mama Africa!

This month marks ten years since the passing of Miriam Makeba, who died at the age of 76 after suffering a fatal heart attack. In honour of this anniversary the Alliance Française will be hosting a tribute concert to celebrate the woman who brought the music of Africa to the world. Earlier this year we […]

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Google Doodle celebrating what would have been Miriam Makeba's 81st birthday, 4th March 2013

Remembering Mama Africa!

Next Thursday the Alliance Française will host a tribute to the legendary South African musician, Miriam Makeba. Popularly referred to as ‘Mama Africa’, Makeba spent a good deal of her musical career living in exile in England and North America, and later in Guinea, West Africa. Makeba left South Africa in 1959 as a result of run-ins with […]

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Uma kukhulunywa ngezisoze zabuna, ayisali ngaphandle le ngoma ethi Khawuleza. Le ngoma yaduma kakhulu ngowe-1966 iculwa ngeqhawekazi eseladlula emhlabeni uMiriam Makeba. Bheka la ezansi iculwa nguye uMakeba, ngokutholakala kwayo kuYouTube. Le ngoma isashisa izikhotha ezindaweni zokunandisa manje. Inendima enkulu ekuchazeni umlando wezwe laseNingizimu Afrika nalapho sisuka khona. Ngaphansi sifake yona le ngoma uculwa ngu-Anelisiwe Maphumulo […]

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Amita Makan, Ubuyile, 2011

Threads to Freedom

Artist Amita Makan may not be from Durban, but the stories that she weaves through her embroideries and paintings tell an important story for all South Africans. Her current exhibition, Nomalungelo: Threads to Freedom, pays homage to three female South African icons – Miriam Makeba, Dorothy Masuku and Brenda Fassie – in recognition of the […]

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Mama Africa

The 9th November marked the fifth anniversary of singer and civil rights activist, Miriam Makeba’s death. Makeba, affectionately referred to as ‘Mama Africa’, returned to South Africa in 1990, after having had her citizenship and ‘right of return’ revoked by the apartheid government in 1963. While Makeba may not have been known to many white […]

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