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Singer Angelique Kidjo Staging Miriam Makeba Tribute

25th October 2014

Celebrated singer/songwriter Angelique Kidjo will honour the memory of late South African music icon Miriam Makeba with a special tribute show in New York next month (Nov14).The Pata Pata legend, nicknamed Mama Africa, died in...

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Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Miriam Makeba, 'Mama Africa.'

By Hayley Avron | 4th March 2013

If you are wondering what today’s Google Doodle image is all about, the African-style sketch of a woman singing into a microphone, in front of the Google logo, represents South African singer Miriam Makeba. Makeba...

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Makeba & Bhosle Join Beatles & Stones On Icons List

5th August 2010

Beloved world music superstars MIRIAM MAKEBA, ASHA BHOSLE and YOUSSOU N'DOUR have joined the BEATLES, the ROLLING STONES, MICHAEL JACKSON and MADONNA on a definitive new list of music icons from the past 50 years.Music...

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Mourners Flock To Makeba's Funeral

17th November 2008

Hundreds of mourners paid their respects at the funeral of South African singing legend MIRIAM MAKEBA on Saturday (15Nov08). The country's most prominent politicians, singers and artists flocked to a concert hall in South Africa's...

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Sir Elton John Pays Tribute To Miriam Makeba

11th November 2008

Rock legend SIR ELTON JOHN has paid tribute to late South African singer MIRIAM MAKEBA and called on the nation's officials to give her a state funeral. Makeba, 76, suffered a heart attack after performing...

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Makeba's Body Returns To South Africa

11th November 2008

The body of singing legend MIRIAM MAKEBA will be returned to her home in South Africa following her tragic death in Italy on Sunday (09Nov08). Makeba suffered a heart attack after performing at a charity...

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Mandela Pays Tribute To Makeba

11th November 2008

NELSON MANDELA is leading the tributes to South African singer MIRIAM MAKEBA, who died in Italy on Sunday...

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South African Singer Makeba Dies

10th November 2008

South African singer MIRIAM MAKEBA has died after suffering a heart attack at a concert. She was 76. The star was admitted to hospital in Italy after falling ill a charity gig on Sunday (09Nov08)...

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Makeba To Say Goodbye With World Tour

27th September 2005

Crusading South African singer MIRIAM MAKEBA will retire from performing at the end of her world tour next year (06). The legendary Grammy Award-winner kicks off her swansong in Johannesburg, South Africa, and vows...

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