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Makeba, Miriam

Works: 433 works in 1,066 publications in 14 languages and 12,436 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Music  Drama  Historical films  Popular music  Musical films  Biographical films  Sports films 
Roles: Performer, Author, Actor, Singer, Interviewee, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger, Other
Classifications: ML420.M16, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Miriam Makeba
Amandla! : a revolution in four part harmony by Lee Hirsch( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph
Sarafina! by Darrell Roodt( Visual )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarafina is a schoolgirl at school in Soweto, South Africa. She learns only the history of the whites in South Africa but her history teacher (Goldberg) secretly teaches the students to be proud of their heritage and make a stand against apartheid. The film features beautiful South African music, choirs and percussion
The world of African song by Miriam Makeba( )

6 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four authentic African songs specially arranged for piano and guitar
When we were kings by Leon Gast( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on Mohammad Ali at the time of the famous 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" match with George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). Includes footage of the Zaire '74 music festival featuring some of the top African American performers of the era, including James Brown and B.B. King
A child's celebration of the world( Recording )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs and performers from around the world sing for a multicultural musical experience
Belafonte returns to Carnegie Hall by Harry Belafonte( Recording )

12 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soul power by Jeffrey Lévy-Hinte( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1974 the most celebrated American R & B acts of the time came together with the most renowned musical groups in Southern Africa for a 12-hour, three-night concert held in Kinshasa, Zaire. The music festival became a reality when Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine convinced boxing promoter Don King to combine the event with the 'Rumble in the Jungle, ' the epic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman
Sangoma by Miriam Makeba( Recording )

32 editions published in 1988 in 9 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graceland, the African concert by Paul Simon( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music from the Graceland album performed in concert in Harare, Zimbabwe. Songs include Township jive, Boy in the bubble, Gumboots, Whispering bells, Bring him back home, Crazy love II, I know what I know, Jinkel E. Maweni, Soweto blues, Under African skies, Unomathemba, Hello my baby, Homeless, Graceland, You can call me Al, Stimela, Diamonds on the soles of her shoes, N'Kosi sikeleli Africa
South African legends( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in Zulu and English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rough guide to the music of South Africa by Rough Guide To( Recording )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the music of South Africa, featuring sixteen selections by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Miriam Makeba and the Skylarks, Soul Brothers, Lucky Dube, and others
Homeland by Miriam Makeba( Recording )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come back, Africa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1957, Rogosin travelled to South Africa and created a powerfully, moving drama exposing the harsh reality of life under the system apartheid. Filmed secretly under the noses of the feared South African police, Rogosin, his crew, and cast risked arrest and deportation. Miriam Makeba was banned from her country after travelling to Venice for the movie's premiere. The scenes shot in the vibrant black ghetto of Sophiatown are precious images of a lost world. Rogosin took the fight for equality to his homeland with Black roots, his documentary on African American life. The extraordinary cast, including Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, attorney and feminist activist Florynce "Flo" Kennedy, musicians Jim Collier, Wende [i.e. Wendy] Smith, Larry Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis, tell stories of heartbreak and despair while their songs blow the roof off the rafters. The film combines tales of oppression with hauntingly beautiful images of the faces of black men, women and children
Putumayo presents South Africa by Soul Brothers( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Undetermined and Afrikaans and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration of the musical diversity of South AFrica, from Afro-jazz and township jive to mbaqanga and Afropop
The rough guide to African lullabies( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in Multiple languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music is an intrinsic part of life in Africa, and from the earliest age, the lullaby is used to sooth and calm children into quiet time and sleep. From the peaceful voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo to the soothing sounds of the mbira and kora, this collection of gentle music features some of the biggest names in African music
Putumayo presents world hits( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in Multiple languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though most world music exists largely under the radar, every once in a while a song comes along that achieves international success. World Hits brings together chart toppers from around the globe. Santana's 1969 version of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va" turned the rock world upside down, as their version soared up the charts. Cuban musician Mongo Santamaria big crossover hit came in 1963, with his version of the Herbie Hancock composition "Watermelon Man." Another crossover hit comes from the French group Gipsy Kings, whose "Bamboleo" connected the dots between salsa, flamenco and pop. "Lambada" swept first across Europe and then throughout the rest of the world. The hit version of the "forbidden dance" was performed by the French group Kaoma. Manu Dibango's funky "Soul Makossa" became a surprise Top 40 hit in 1973. World music superstar Youssou N'Dour and soul singer Neneh Cherry provide the instantly-recognizable "7 Seconds," while Johnny Clegg and Savuka contributes "Scatterlings of Africa". Miriam Makeba delivers the classic "Pata Pata", an international hit in 1967 that became the first African song to reach the Top 20 on the Billboard pop charts. Rolling Stones' front man Mick Jagger met the enigmatic Peter Tosh in Kingston, Jamaica in 1978. Jagger joins Tosh on a cover of the Temptations hit "(You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back." The movie The Harder They Come and it's title song became a cult classic in 1975 and made Jimmy Cliff a household name. A portion of Putumayo's proceeds from the sale of this album will be donated to World Learning in support of their efforts to foster global citizenship through international experiential education and community-driven development programs
Portrait of Africa( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transports the viewer on a musical sojourn through Africa's spectacular scenic beauty, primitive cultures, breathtaking wildlife and timeless craft
Aïcha Koné and the Alloco-Band by Aïcha Koné( )

3 editions published in 1993 in Bambara and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welela by Miriam Makeba( Recording )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Hootenanny( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hootenanny was a half-hour showcase for folk music broadcast by ABC between April 1963 and September 1964. In addition to folk music, the show featured comedians and gospel, jazz, and country performers. This compilation taken from kinescopes presents highlights from the show, including performances by Judy Collins, Johnny Cash, Carly Simon (as part of the Simon Sisters), Woody Allen, and Bill Cosby
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Soul power
Alternative Names
Makeba, M.

Makeba, M. 1932-2008

Makeba, M. (Miriam)

Makeba Miriam

Makeba, Miriam, 1932-2008

Makeba, Miriam Z. 1932-2008

Makeba, Miriam Zenzi

Makeba, Miriam Zenzi 1932-2008

Makeba, Myriam.

Makeba Myriam 1932-2008

Makeba, Myrian.

Makeba Myrian 1932-2008

Makeba, Zensi Miriam 1932-2008

Makeba, Zenzi‏

Makeba Zenzi 1932-2008

Makeba, Zenzile Miriam

Mama Africa

Mama Africa 1932-2008

Mama Afrika

Mama Afrika 1932-2008


Miriam Makeba cantante sudafricana

Miriam Makeba chanteuse de jazz

Miriam Makeba dél-afrikai énekesnő

Miriam Makeba Magkanta, talasulat kanta ampong aktibistang pangkatulirang sibil (''civil rights activist'')

Miriam Makeba piosenkarka południowoafrykańska

Miriam Makeba sørafrikansk sanger

Miriam Makeba sørafrikansk songar

Miriam Makeba südafrikanische Sängerin

Miriam Makeba sydafrikansk sångare

Miriam Makeba sydafrikansk sanger

Miriam Makeba Zuid-Afrikaans zangeres

Zenzi 1932-2008

Zenzile Makeba Qgwashu Nguvama Yiketheli Nxgowa Bantana Balomzi Xa Ufun Ubajabulisa Ubaphekeli Mbiza Yotshwala Sithi Xa Saku Qgiba Ukutja Sithathe Izitsha Sizi Khabe Singama Lawu Singama Qgwashu Singama Nqamla Nqgithi 1932-2008

Zenzile Miriam Makeba

Макеба, Мириам

Мириам Макеба

Міріам Макеба

מרים מקבה

ميريام ماكيبا

میریام ماکبا خواننده اهل آفریقای جنوبی

میریم مکیبا

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მირიამ მაკება

미리엄 마케바

マケバ, ミリアム



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