She moved to New York City, where she became immediately popular, and recorded her first solo album in 1960.  Makeba was baptised a Protestant, and sang in church choirs, in English, Xhosa, Sotho, and Zulu; she later said that she learned to sing in English before she could speak the language. Zenzile Miriam Makeba was born on 4 March 1932 in the black township of Prospect, near Johannesburg. Formed by Gallotone Records, the group was also known as the Sunbeams. According to our records, Miriam Makeba is possibly single. Along with Belafonte she received a Grammy Award for her 1965 album An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba. : A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, "Miriam Makeba: Singer banned from her native South Africa for fighting apartheid", "Myriam Makéba : une princesse Xhosa, belle-fille de Télimélé", "Miriam Makeba liet ook in Brussel sporen na", "Biopic in Development on South African Singer Miriam Makeba", "Nelson Mandela birthday tribute concerts: how they helped change the world", "Nelson Mandela: the triumph of the protest song", "Review/Film; Torture And Hope In a Clash", "End of era as queen Makeba, 76, takes her last bow", "43rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominations Coverage", "The Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Movement", "Miriam Makeba muore dopo concerto a Castel Volturno", "Miriam Makeba, 76, Singer and Activist, Dies", "Whitney Houston: Nelson Mandela pays tribute to star", "Jain Is A Third Culture Kid Ready To Make Her Mark", "I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters on their Craft (review)", "Makeba, Gubaidulina Win Polar Music Prize", "Five years later, the world tweets in honour of Mama Africa", "Mama Africa–The Musical The Life and Times of an International Legend", "Miriam Makeba – Mama Africa the Musical", "Flick picks: The best of Baltimore's film scene this week", "Miriam Makeba's birthday commemorated in Google doodle", "Gent eert anti-apartheidsleiders met straatnamen bij de Krook", "Miriam Makeba Thula Sizwe/I Shall Be Released", "Gender, Jazz, and Justice in Cold War Freedom Movements", "Struggle Music: South African Politics in Song", "The Beat that Beat Apartheid: The Role of Music in the Resistance against Apartheid in South Africa", "Books of the Times; South African Singer's Life: Trials and Triumphs", "Anti-Apartheid Freedom Songs Then and Now", "Hommage a Miriam Makeba – Festival d'Ile de France", Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, John F. Kennedy's speech to the nation on Civil Rights, Chicago Freedom Movement/Chicago open housing movement, Green v. County School Board of New Kent County, Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, Council for United Civil Rights Leadership, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States, List of lynching victims in the United States, Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Miriam_Makeba&oldid=978479080, Wikipedia indefinitely move-protected pages, All Wikipedia articles written in South African English, Internet Broadway Database person ID same as Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with CANTIC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with CINII identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 September 2020, at 05:04.
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