MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA

Directed by Mika Kaurismaki

November 9, 2018 marks the 10th Anniversary of Dr. Miriam Makeba’s untimely passing. She sadly passed away on November 9, 2008. ADIFF celebrates this world-famous South African singer who spent half a century travelling the world spreading her political message to fight racism, poverty and promote justice and peace. 

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.

Mika Kaurismaki’s documentary, traces fifty years of her music and her performing life. Through rare archive footage of her performances and through interviews with her contemporaries we discover the remarkable journey of Miriam Makeba

 

Precedes

BOUND: AFRICANS VS AFRICANS AMERICANS

Directed by Peres Owino

A hard hitting documentary that addresses the little known tension that exists between Africans and African Americans.

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Teachers College

Mon Nov 26
8:30 pm

Teachers College

Tue Dec 4
5:30 pm

Teachers College

Fri Dec 7
4:30 pm

Teachers College

Tue Dec 4
7:30 pm

Teachers College

Tue Dec 4
5:30 pm

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