This day (November 9, 2008), in Castel Volturno, Italy, died Miriam Makeba, a South African singer and civil rights activist
Wikipedia : This day (November 9, 2008), in Castel Volturno, Italy, died Miriam Makeba, a South African singer and civil rights activist
Official Website : She was, amongst many things, a woman of great vision who saw far into the future, and with her uncanny and acute sense of history, she determined that her legacy was to be of benefit to her family, and by consolidating intellectual property, she determined that her legacy would also be of benefit to her community, her culture, her country and indeed all the world …and should never be abused.
The inofficial Miriam Makeba Website :
@last.fm : Born March 4, 1932 in Johannesburg, she was barely 21 years old when she, as a member of the Manhattan Brothers, reached for the stars in her home country. It didn’t take long before her career was brought to another level.