Tuesday, November 11, 2008

R.I.P Mama Africa

A force for the anti-apartheid movement, whose own country banned her music until apartheid was overthrown, and whose experience in the US was star-studded through her friendship with Belafonte until Americans turned on her for marrying Black Panther Kwame Ture (a.k.a Stokely Carmicheal), Miriam Makeba is an inspiration who will be missed. Mama Makeba collapsed onstage in Italy, passing at the age of 76 shorty thereafter.


2 comments:

Gerri said...

Rest in peace. People like her made the world a better place.

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there!

Your decision NOT to allow anonymous commenters is a good one. I don't permit anonymous commenters at my blog. My blog is a think tank and THAT requires accountability and if people refuse accountability then they can't participate in the group dialogue at my blog. Only the shady ones WANT to hide so I remove the opportunity for them to do so.

As for your tribute to OUR lovely Miriam Makeba...it is a sad, sad, sad time to bear the loss of a legend...she will be cherished and deeply loved for all times...

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa