Miriam Makeba on Farewell Tour

Published: 2005-10-07
South African musician and activist Miriam Makeba is ready to say farewell to the musical life.

Exiled from her home country in the fifties for performing in an anti-apartheid concert, Makeba was finally asked to return in 1990. She is probably best known for "Pata Pata," a collaboration with Harry Belafonte which won them both a best folk recording award in 1967.

The 73-year-old is on her last world tour. She is currently in Cuba, where she will do two concerts.

Though she's sung everything from jazz to traditional South African music, she knows that some may not be familiar with her work. In a press conference in Cuba, she joked, "I know that many young people in Cuba don't know who Miriam Makeba is. I can promise them I am not hip-hop."

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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I am trying to to find out what cities Miriam Makeba is going to, on this tour.
Any Canadian cities?
Posted by: Anonymous on October 10, 2005
I have been looking for tour dates and can't find any mention anywhere - not even on Polstar.
Posted by: Anonymous on October 12, 2005
What is the fan club address or email listing for Miriam Makeba?
Posted by: Anonymous on January 07, 2006
which venues will she be singing at, and in which cities, when?????
Posted by: Anonymous on January 17, 2006
Miriam Makeba is here in Melbourne Australia right now 19 March 2006 performing with a great South African-stle jazz band. Very emotional. No one seems to know the tour schedule but when fixed it will be posted at http://www.putumayo.com/tour3_new.html She told crowds here that she's visiting countries where the anti apartheid movement was strong.
Posted by: Anonymous on March 19, 2006
Miriam Makeba will be Performing in Trinidad West Indies on July 31, 2006 on her world farewell tour, I can not attend. I will like to know when she will be performing in New York?
Posted by: Anonymous on July 27, 2006
Miriam Makeba is the star guest of the Sugar and Spice festival in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, UK on Monday 8th October 2007 at 7.30 pm. She will be appearing in a specially created theatre pavilion on the Mill Road Car Park site next to The Sage Gateshead. Tickets are available from 0191 4338420 or at the door. We hope everyone will come along to what is probably one of the last performances by this legendary artist.
Posted by: Anonymous on October 03, 2007
Does anyone have the translationinto English of the song, 'Milele'? I'd be very grateful.


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