Anti-apartheid singer Miriam Makeba dies

0 Posted by - November 10, 2008 - Blog, Sound

Miriam Makeba, also known as “Mama Africa” died of a heart attack at the age of 76 after performing at a concert in Italy against organized crime.

The Guardian reports that “The event was held in support of writer Roberto Saviano, who is currently in hiding after receiving death threats from the Neopolitan “mafia” following the publication of his book Gomorrah.” Makeba spent her life battling apartheid and corruption, and spent much of it in exile for her political activities and art.

Check out Makeba’s website here. Photo from Saharan Vibe.

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