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Published on Mar 4, 2012
Celebrate Miriam Makeba nicknamed Mama Africa. Here she sings a Xhosa Wedding Song: Qongqothwane aka The Click Song. Miriam was a Grammy Award winning South African Singer and Civil Rights Activist. She was born on March 4, 1932. She was held in exile for 30 years and not allowed to return home for speaking out and fighting for justice in South Africa. Her passport was cancelled and her music was banned from being played or bought in her own country. She continued to sing songs of hope speak out and struggled to help put a new face of order in South Africa and racial injustice all over the world. She was born March 4, 1932 and while performing in Italy she collapsed and died on November 10, 2008.