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Apartheid Exposed in Drum Magazine

Miriam Makeba, was one South Africa’s most famous singers, and in fact was the first vocalist to put African music onto the international map in the She was also an avid human rights campaigner.

Miriam Makeba, "the voice of Africa". She was known for her powerful songs of hope and empowerment. Her music condemned the racial upheaval and apartheid in her native South Africa, causing her almost 30-year exile.

Miriam Makeba, "the voice of Africa." She was known for her powerful songs of hope and empowerment. Her music condemned the racial upheaval and apartheid in her native South Africa, causing her almost exile.

Miriam Makeba: South African singer and civil rights activist (The Queen Of African Music)

Fatima Abbadi Photography: Miriam Makeba: South African singer and civil rights activist (The Queen Of African Music)

Miriam Makeba - Mama Africa Herself

a retro-trend "Metallic Zulu Hat" wears by Miriam Makeba - Mama Africa Herself

Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) South African-born singer who became known as Mama Afrika, one of the world's most prominent black African performers in the 20th century.

Miriam Makeba South African-born singer who became known as Mama Afrika, one of the world's most prominent African performers in the century.

Pic of Miriam Makeba

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba, A Revolutionary Musician

Miriam Makeba "Mama Africa" was a South African civil rights activist. She refused to curl her hair and wear makeup during her performances which internationally became known as the " Afro-look"

Singers in Sophiatown, 1954: People went to Sophiatown to listen to music. The scene there attracted people from across Johannesburg and musicians who later went on to become big stars, such as Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela, started their careers performing in Sophiatown's jazz clubs. But the South African government decided to clear the multi-racial neighbourhood to turn it into a whites-only area. When they realised how heavily armed the police were, ANC leaders - including Mandela…

The town destroyed to stop black and white people mixing

Sixty years ago, the South African government cleared Sophiatown, a multi-racial neighbourhood in Johannesburg, to turn it into a whites-only area.

Vintage shot of Miriam Makeba. Love this.

South African Singer Miriam Makeba Displays Beautiful Garb

Miriam Makeba + Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) on their wedding day  in 1968

lostinurbanism: “ “Famed South African singer Miriam Makeba is photographed in May 1968 with new husband Stokely Carmichael, leader of the Black Panther Party, outside Carmichael’s mother’s Bronx, NY.

Miriam Makeba (by Jürgen Schadeberg)

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

Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba