Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba
1932 - 2008

Miriam Makeba  South African Vocalist


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Miriam Makeba passed away on 10th Nov 2008 aged 76.


Miriam Makeba was previously married to Stokely Carmichael and Hugh Masekela.

She had encounters with Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte.


South African Vocalist Miriam Makeba was born Zensi Miriam Makeba on 4th March, 1932 in Johannesburg, South Africa and passed away on 10th Nov 2008 aged 76. She is most remembered for most famous hits there including Pata Pata, The Click Song (Qongqothwane in Xhosa), and Malaika. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Miriam Makeba is a member of the following lists: Grammy Award-winning artists, South African people of Swazi descent and 20th-century singers.


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Married2 5 years 3 years, 6 months 2 years
Encounter2 - - -
Total4 5 years 1 year, 9 months 2 years


First Name Miriam
Last Name Makeba
Full Name at Birth Zensi Miriam Makeba
Alternative Name Mama Africa
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th March, 1932
Birthplace Johannesburg, South Africa
Died 10th November, 2008
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Ethnicity Black
Nationality South African
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter, actress
Occupation Vocalist
Claim to Fame most famous hits there including Pata Pata, The Click Song (Qongqothwane in Xhosa), and Malaika
Music Genre (Text) Marabi, World music, folk, pop rock, jazz, Afro-soul
Music Genre International
Year(s) Active 1954–2008
Music Style Pop/Rock, Worldbeat, South African Pop, South African Folk, African Traditions, African Folk, Afro-Pop, International Pop, Folk, Political Folk, Southern African
Music Mood Summery, Stylish, Exuberant, Earthy, Organic, Confident, Provocative, Passionate, Romantic, Energetic
Instrument Vocals
Record Label Manteca, RCA, Mercury Records, Kapp Records, Collectables, Suave Music, Warner Bros., PolyGram, Drg, Stern's Africa, Kaz, Sonodisc
Official Websites http://www.miriammakeba.co.za/

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer and civil rights activist.

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sandileApr 13, 2010

great history ya......

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