MAMA AFRICA – MIRIAM MAKEBA D.C. : NYADIFF

NYADIFF

MAMA AFRICA – MIRIAM MAKEBA D.C.

GWU Marvin Center
800 21st Street NW
Washington DC, 20052


Friday, August 18, 2017 @6:30pm

MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA

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Miriam Makeba was one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. Miriam Makeba was forced into exile in 1959. She sang for John F. Kennedy, performed with Harry Belafonte and Nina Simone, was married to Hugh Masekela and also Stokely Carmichael.

Her life was tumultuous. She always stood for truth and justice. She fought for the oppressed, most importantly for black Africans, as a campaigner against apartheid. She died November 2008 after a concert in Italy.

Directed by Mika Kaurismäki, 2011, 90 min, South Africa / Germany, documentary in English

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African Diaspora International Film Festival  screening of film “MAMA AFRICA” Courtesy of Miriam Makeba Foundation and ArtMattan Films.

Miriam Makeba in concert, Rome, Italy - 01 Mar 1993

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