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artist: Artists Miriam Makeba

  • blog April 14, 2016

    Cape Town International Jazz Fest: A Spotlight on Local Talent

    It’s called “Africa’s Grandest Gathering,” and I suppose the Cape Town International Jazz Festival can make something of a case. For many of its 37,000 in attendance—many of whom travel from all over the continent—this two-day event is kind of … Read more »

  • botb November 9, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Miriam Makeba–Remembering Mama Africa

    This week’s “Best of The Beat on Afropop” feature from volume 7 #2, 1988, of The Beat magazine commemorates the seventh anniversary of the passing of Miriam Makeba, Nov. 9, 2008, at the age of 76. Possessed of one of … Read more »

  • program June 25, 2015

    Afropop on the Red Carpet at the Peabodys

    Afropop Worldwide recently won a highly prestigious Peabody Institutional Award honoring the entire 27-year body of our work. And the Peabody Awards threw a big party at Cipriani Wall Street hosted by Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen. Hear highlights … Read more »

  • interview January 27, 2015

    Interview: Marie Daulne of Zap Mama

    Marie Daulne and the latest version of her genre-busting ensemble Zap Mama were a standout at New York’s recent globalFEST concert extravaganza. Marie is a traveler and an adventurer, and she’ll soon be back in the U.S. touring in a … Read more »

  • blog November 3, 2014

    Five Crucial Miriam Makeba Songs and Ticket Giveaway

    As part of the month-long Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa celebration in New York, one of Africa’s greatest contemporary voices, Angelique Kidjo, is paying tribute to one of her greatest influences, Miriam Makeba. Angelique calls Makeba “the first … Read more »

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