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Miriam Makeba (1932–2008)

Miriam Makeba was born on March 4, 1932 in Prospect Township, near Johannesburg, South Africa as Zensile Makeba Qgwashu Nguvama Yiketheli Nxgowa Bantana Balomzi Xa Ufnu Ubajabulisa Ubaphekeli Mbiza Yotshwala Sithi Xa Saku Qgiba Ukutja Sithathe Izitsha Sizi Khabe Singama Lawu Singama Qgwashu Singama Nqamla Nqgithi. She was married to Stokely ... See full bio »

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 2013 Half of a Yellow Sun (performer: "Naughty Little Flea")
 2013 Aya of Yop City (performer: "L'enfant et la gazelle")
 2012 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Have You Heard from Johannesburg: The Bottom Line (2012) ... (performer: "Soweto Blues")
 2011 Mama Africa (Documentary) (performer: "Soweto Blues", "Qogothwane (The Click Song)", "Pata Pata")
 2011 Sing Your Song (Documentary) (performer: "Into Yam", "Love Tastes Like Strawberries", "Malayisha", "Nongoongod (To Those We Love)") / (writer: "Into Yam", "Malayisha", "Nongoongod (To Those We Love)")
 2008 Soul Power (Documentary) (performer: "The Click Song")
 2008/I The Deal (performer: "Pata Pata") / (writer: "Pata Pata")
 2007 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (Documentary) (performer: "Pata Pata")
 2006 Bobby (performer: "Pata Pata") / (writer: "Pata Pata")
 2005 Transamerica (performer: "Jol'inkomo")
 2004 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2004) ... ("Pata Pata", uncredited)
 2000 Otto - Der Katastrofenfilm (lyrics: "Dummasack") / (music: "Dummasack")
 1997-1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Best & rest 8-26: Halb hundertvier (1998) ... (performer: "Pata Pata" - uncredited)
- Tohu-Nacht Revue 1990-1997 (1997) ... (performer: "Pata Pata" - uncredited)
 1996 When We Were Kings (Documentary) (performer: "Am Am Pondo") / (writer: "Am Am Pondo")
 1992 Sarafina! (performer: "Thank You Mama")
 1973 A Warm December (lyrics: "NONQONQO") / (music: "NONQONQO")
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Single: Her recording of "Pata Pata" went to #7 on Billboard's Soul Charts and #12 on the Billboard Top 100 chart. See more »

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She was a UN representative for Guinea, for which she was presented with the Dag Hammarskjöld Peace Prize in 1986. See more »


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