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Makeba, Miriam

Works: 523 works in 1,312 publications in 13 languages and 13,631 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Popular music  Drama  Folk music  Autobiographies  Songs and music  Musical films  History 
Roles: Performer, Author, Actor, Singer, Interviewee, Lyricist, Composer, Other, Arranger, Producer
Classifications: ML420.M16, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Miriam Makeba
Amandla! : a revolution in four part harmony by Lee Hirsch( Visual )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amandla! A revolution in four-part harmony is a soul-stirring and inspirational film telling the story of black South African freedom music, and the central role it played against apartheid. The first film to document the music that sustained and galvanised black South Africans for more than 40 years, Amandla! weaves together exclusive interviews with black and white South African dissidents and never-before-seen film footage and previously unrecorded songs of liberation
Sarafina! by Darrell Roodt( Visual )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world where truth is forbidden, an inspiring teacher dares to instill in her students lessons not found in schoolbooks. In doing so, she challenges their freedom and hers
The world of African song by Miriam Makeba( )

7 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on Mohammad Ali at the time of the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" match with George Forman in Zaire
A child's celebration of the world( Recording )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs and performers from around the world sing for a multicultural musical experience
Soul power by Jeffrey Lévy-Hinte( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 429 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
Belafonte returns to Carnegie Hall by Harry Belafonte( )

12 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sangoma by Miriam Makeba( Recording )

39 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 9 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South African legends( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in Zulu and English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of 20th century popular music by South African artists
Graceland, the African concert by Paul Simon( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and French and held by 276 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
Rough guide to the music of South Africa( Recording )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 269 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
Come back, Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 228 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
Homeland by Miriam Makeba( Recording )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Africa( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Undetermined and Afrikaans and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration of the musical diversity of South AFrica, from Afro-jazz and township jive to mbaqanga and Afropop
Putumayo presents world hits( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in Multiple languages and held by 182 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 )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transports the viewer on a musical sojourn through Africa's spectacular scenic beauty, primitive cultures, breathtaking wildlife and timeless craft
The rough guide to African lullabies by Marisa Lassman( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in Multiple languages and held by 169 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
Welela by Miriam Makeba( Recording )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rough guide to the music of Africa( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in Multiple languages and Afroasiatic and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Makeba : my story by Miriam Makeba( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She is known as the Empress of African song and her voice has captivated leaders from John F. Kennedy to Nelson Mandela. Miriam Makeba's life began in poverty amid the cruelties of the apartheid system. When her singing talents led her abroad and the power of her new celebrity status made her a potential threat to the minority white South African government, she was brutally exiled from her home and separated from her family. For twenty-eight years she has been 'on the outside'. But the rest of the world has welcomed her: Harry Belafonte first introduced her to an international audience in 1959, and since then she has electrified audiences around the globe. At the United Nations, she served as a delegate from Guinea, made two appearances before the Special Committee on Apartheid, and twice addressed the General Assembly. During the height of her stardom in America, she married black activist Stokely Carmichael, the fourth of her five husbands. Her friendships with numerous African leaders, especially with Guinean President Séqou Touré, brought her back to the continent where, to this day, she reigns as 'Mama Africa'. A gentleness and dignity fill this memoir - with humour, determination and a joy of life which, like Miriam Makeba's music, have the power to inspire
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Soul power
The Rough guide to the music of AfricaContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black communityMakeba : the Miriam Makeba story
Alternative Names
M. Makeba

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

Miriam Makeba ator

Miriam Makeba cantante sudafricana

Miriam Makeba cantante sudafricana y activista por los derechos humanos

Miriam Makeba cântăreață sud-africană

Miriam Makeba chanteuse de jazz

Miriam Makeba dél-afrikai énekesnő

Miriam Makeba juhoafrická speváčka

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 südafrikanesch Sängerin

Miriam Makeba südafrikanische Sängerin

Miriam Makeba sydafrikansk sångare

Miriam Makeba sydafrikansk sanger

Miriam Makeba Umculi

Miriam Makeba Zuid-Afrikaans zangeres

Miriam Makebo

Miriam Zenzi Makeba South African singer and civil rights activist

Myriam Makeba

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 южноафриканская певица

Мириам Макеба южноафриканска певица

Миријам Макеба

Міріам Макеба

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ميريام ماكيبا مغنية جنوب أفريقية

میریام ماکبا خواننده اهل آفریقای جنوبی

میریم مکیبا

मिरियम माकेबा

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