Born March 4th, 1932, in Johannesburg, South Africa
died November 10th, 2008, in Castel Volturno, Italy
Grammy Award-winning South African singer, also known as Mama Afrika.
She sang with The Skylarks (3) and The manhattan brothers, before landing a role in the musical King Kong in 1959. She left for London where she met Harry Belafonte, who invited her to America. Makeba is widely regarded as the first lady of South Africa traditional music. At one time married to Hugh Masekela, she became an international superstar in the USA and the UK, before being able to return to South Africa, once the political situation had improved.
For What It's Worth
Brand New Day
I Shall Sing
In My Life
Down On The Corner
Measure The Valleys
Reprise Records, Philips, DRG Records, Strut
Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Europe
1970, 1971, 2002, 2021