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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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When We Were Kings
Bobby Soundtrack
Transamerica Soundtrack


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  Morfi, todos a la mesa (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Episode dated 6 April 2016 (2016) ... (performer: "Pata Pata") / (writer: "Pata Pata")
 2015 Ayanda (arranger: "House of the Rising Sun") / (performer: "House of the Rising Sun")
 2014 United Passions (performer: "Pata Pata")
 2013 Half of a Yellow Sun (performer: "Naughty Little Flea")
 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (lyrics: "Mayibuye") / (music: "Mayibuye") / (performer: "Amampondo", "Mayibuye")
 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 Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 March 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Pata Pata")
 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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A Johannesburg club singer who became an important voice for the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, she paid a high price for her activism. While she was out of the country, the government revoked her passport, so she could not attend her mother's funeral. See more »


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