Miriam Makeba (1932–2008)

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Miriam Makeba was born on March 4, 1932 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 Carmichael, Hugh Masekela and Sonny Pilay. She died on ... See full bio »

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Sarafina! Angelina
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 2019 Poms (performer: "Pata Pata") / (writer: "Pata Pata")
 2018 Chacrinha: O Velho Guerreiro (writer: "Pata Pata")
 2018 High & Dry (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Rescue (2018) ... (performer: "The Naughty Little Flea")
 2018 Atlanta (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Helen (2018) ... (performer: "My Angel (Malaika)" - uncredited)
 2016 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Special (2016) ... (performer: "Pata Pata" - uncredited)
 2016 A United Kingdom (performer: "Pula Kgosi Seretse") / (writer: "Pula Kgosi Seretse")
  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 The Demons (performer: "Pata Pata" - as Myriam Makeba) / (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")
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Have You Heard from Johannesburg: The Bottom Line (2012) ... (performer: "Soweto Blues")
- Have You Heard from Johannesburg: The Road to Resistance (2012) ... (performer: "Ndodemny Ama (Beware,Verwoerd!)") / (writer: "Ndodemny Ama (Beware,Verwoerd!)")
 2012 Hazel (Short) (performer: "Pata Pata") / (writer: "Pata Pata")
 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 The World Unseen (performer: "Baby Ntsoare")
 2007 Piano, solo (performer: "My Angel - Malaika")
 2007 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (Documentary) (performer: "Pata Pata") / (writer: "Pata Pata")
 2006/I Bobby (performer: "Pata Pata") / (writer: "Pata Pata")
 2006 His Big White Self (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "The Click Song", "Emabhaceni") / (writer: "Emabhaceni")
 2005 Transamerica (performer: "Jol'inkomo")
 2004 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2004) ... (performer: "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 Una estación de paso (performer: "Pata Pata") / (writer: "Pata Pata")
 1992 Sarafina! (performer: "Thank You Mama")
 1973 A Warm December (lyrics: "NONQONQO") / (music: "NONQONQO")
 1968 Monterey Pop (Documentary) (writer: "Bajabula Bonke (The Healing Song)")
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American-born (with one Jamaican parent) folk singer/activist. Harry Belafonte first saw her in the independent film Come Back, Africa (1959) and arranged for both her U.S. concert debut and a recording contract with RCA Victor. An album they recorded together, "An Evening with Belefonte/Makeba" (RCA Victor: 1965), went on to win a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Recording. Other U.S. albums, on... See more »


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