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Miriam Makeba

Miriam MakebaFrom South Africa

African music's first and foremost world star

From the beginning of her career in the 1950s, her incredible voice has inspired musicians, audiences and humanitarians alike. In a long and dramatic career she has worked with the likes of Harry Belafonte, Nina Simone and Paul Simon; sung at President Kennedy’s birthday; been exiled from her homeland for speaking out against apartheid; and became the first South African to win a Grammy Award. A living legend.

In conjunction with Siyandisa Music on behalf of the ZM Makeba Trust.

Date: 17 March
Time: 7:30pm appearing with Ghana's Kusun Ensemble
Location: Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Date: 18 March
Time: 9:15pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Soundshell

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