Thursday, April 16, 2009


Mama Afrika 1932-2008 - Miriam Makeba

A double CD retrospective from the late great Queen of African music. All the classics are here: Malaika, Pata Pata, Thulasizwe (Makeba's South Africanised version of Bob Dylan's I Shall Be Released), and more. The songs are in a number of African languages as well as English and Portuguese.

The music is fascinating, beguiling, moving, soothing.

This release is a beautiful introduction for anyone new to African music and a wonderful re-introduction for anyone old to it.

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