Miriam Makeba, was one South Africa’s most famous singers, and in fact was the first vocalist to put African music onto the international map in the She was also an avid human rights campaigner.
Miriam Makeba "Mama Africa" was a South African civil rights activist. She refused to curl her hair and wear makeup during her performances which internationally became known as the " Afro-look"
Miriam Makeba ~ b. Zenzile Miriam Makeba (aka Mama Africa) 04 Mar 1932 Prospect Township, Johannesburg, Union of South Africa ~ d. 09 Nov 2008 ~~ Genres: Marabi, World music, folk, pop rock, jazz
Vintage shot of Miriam Makeba.
Drum, Africa’s Leading Magazine, June 1957 On the cover: Miriam Makeba Source: 16 Stone Vintage