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Miriam Makeba is a Actor and Music Sud africaine born on 4 march 1932 at Johannesburg (South africa)

Miriam Makeba

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Birth name Zenzile Miriam Makeba
Nationality South africa
Birth 4 march 1932 at Johannesburg (South africa)
Death 10 november 2008 (at 76 years)
Awards Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎, Polar Music Prize

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

In the 1960s, she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music around the world. She is best known for the song "Pata Pata", first recorded in 1957 and released in the U.S. in 1967. She recorded and toured with many popular artists, such as Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, and her former husband Hugh Masekela.

Makeba campaigned against the South African system of apartheid. The South African government responded by revoking her passport in 1960 and her citizenship and right of return in 1963. As the apartheid system crumbled she returned home for the first time in 1990.

Makeba died of a heart attack on 9 November 2008 after performing in a concert in Italy organised to support writer Roberto Saviano in his stand against the Camorra, a mafia-like organisation local to the region of Campania.

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Filmography of Miriam Makeba (8 films)

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Soul Power
Soul Power (2008)
, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, George Plimpton
Rating70% 3.5391153.5391153.5391153.5391153.539115
"Soul Power" est un film documentaire de 2008 sur le festival de musique "Zaïre 74" à Kinshasa qui a accompagné le match de championnat de boxe poids lourd "Rumble in the Jungle" entre Muhammad Ali et George Foreman en octobre 1974. Le film a été réalisé à partir d'images d'archives; d'autres séquences tournées à l'époque se concentrant sur le combat ont été montées pour former le film When We Were Kings.
Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony
Genres Documentary
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Documentary films about racism, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Musical films, Political films
Actors Walter Cronkite, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba
Roles Herself
Rating72% 3.637093.637093.637093.637093.63709
In the film, South African musicians, playwrights, poets and activists recall the struggle against apartheid from the 1940s to the 1990s that stripped black citizens of South Africa of basic human rights, and the important role that music played in that struggle. The documentary uses a mixture of interviews, musical performances and historical film footage. Among the South Africans who take part are Miriam Makeba, Abdullah Ibrahim, Hugh Masekela, Vusi Mahlasela and others.
When We Were Kings, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films set in Africa, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Documentary films about sports, Le boxe anglaise
Actors George Plimpton, Spike Lee, Norman Mailer, Malick Bowens, Miriam Makeba, Drew Bundini Brown
Roles Herself
Rating79% 3.9976253.9976253.9976253.9976253.997625
En 1974, à Kinshasa, capitale du Zaïre, a lieu une rencontre historique entre les deux poids lourds les plus reputés des Etats-Unis, Mohammed Ali, alias Cassius Clay, et George Foreman. A trente-deux ans, Ali va tenter de reconquérir le titre de champion du monde face à Foreman, vingt-cinq ans, auréolé de ses victoires sur Frazier et Norton. Le 30 octobre, le stade de Kinshasa ouvre ses grilles à 4 heures du matin.
Sarafina! (1992)
, 1h57
Directed by Darrell Roodt
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Leleti Khumalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, John Kani
Roles Angelina
Rating61% 3.098733.098733.098733.098733.09873
The plot centres on students involved in the Soweto Riots, in opposition to the implementation of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools.
Amok (1983)
, 1h43
Directed by Souheil Ben Barka
Genres Drama
Actors Robert Liensol, Miriam Makeba, Douta Seck, Richard Harrison, Gianni Garko, Claudio Gora
Roles Joséphine Sempala
Rating58% 2.905362.905362.905362.905362.90536
The Panafrican Festival in Algiers, 1h52
Directed by William Klein
Origin Algerie
Genres Documentary
Themes Films set in Africa, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Miriam Makeba
Roles Herself
Rating64% 3.2143453.2143453.2143453.2143453.214345
Algiers Pan-African Festival is a documentary shot in 1969 during the first edition of the Festival. William Klein follows the preparations of this "Opera from the Third World", the rehearsals, the concerts... He blends images of interviews made to writers and advocates of the freedom movements with stock images, thus allowing him to touch on such matters as colonialism, neocolonialism, colonial exploitation, the struggles and battles of the revolutionary movements for Independence, African culture...
Come Back, Africa, 1h35
Directed by Lionel Rogosin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism
Actors Miriam Makeba
Roles Miriam
Rating70% 3.522253.522253.522253.522253.52225
Come Back, Africa comprises a storyline acted out by black South Africans from whose own experiences the film's events are drawn.