Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba in the USA : NYADIFF


Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba in the USA


PosterArtMattanFIlmsMAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA is playing all across the USA!

Visit the Mama Africa’s Official Web Site for details and tickets!

Miriam Makeba was the first African musician to become a true international star. Her music – which influenced artists across the globe – always remained anchored in her traditional South African roots and conveyed strong messages against racism and poverty.

This documentary, directed by Mika Kaurismäki, traces her life and music through more than fifty years of performing. Using rare archive footage of her performances, interviews and intimate scenes filmed over the years, this powerful documentary expertly exposes the biography of a unique person, a world icon.She sang for John F. Kennedy and Marlon Brando, performed with Harry Belafonte, Nina Simone and Dizzie Gillespie, was married to Hugh Masekela and also the radical Black Panther, Stokely Carmichael.

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