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Hugh Masekela, Father Of South African Jazz, Dies At 78

#RIPHughMasekela  💔💔💔 Thank you for the music Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician who recorded more than 40 solo albums and collaborated with artists ranging from Harry Belafonte to Paul Simon, has died at 78 after a protracted battle … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Out of Africa

Tribute to African sunsets… Only an African sunset can bring an elephant’s shadow and show its smile. Only an African sunset streams golden liquid on dry land and makes the lions and chimps tap dance to the beat of the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Out of Africa

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s, she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music around the world. … Continue reading

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Black History | Miriam Makeba l South African singer /Anti- Apartheid Activist

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s, she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music around the world. … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | African Music & Dance

(Musical instruments )Besides using the voice, which has been developed to use various techniques such as complex hard melisma and yodel, a wide array of musical instruments are used. African musical instruments include a wide range of drums, slit gongs, rattles, … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 10 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music in the … Continue reading

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Monday Late Evening Extras

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela (born April 4, 1939) is a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer. Masekela was born in Kwa-Guqa Township, Witbank, South Africa. He began singing and playing piano as a child. At age 14, after seeing … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 10 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music in the … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 10 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music in the … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 10 November 2008) was a South African singer and civil rights activist. The Grammy Award winning artist is often referred to as Mama Afrika. Zenzile Miriam Makeba was born in Johannesburg in 1932. Her … Continue reading

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