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R.I.P The Great Miriam Makeba

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 10, 2008


When I was a child I used to listen to one of Miriam Makebas’ interpretation of a classic Ethiopian tune. I didn’t know who she was, so I constantly asked my parents: “Why is the woman stuttering?” I had no idea that she was a South African. She used to sing popular Ethiopia songs (“Tiz Alegn yetintu”) beautifully in an Ethiopian tongue.


I still remember her guest role appearance in one of the episodes of “The Cosby Show” she sang in the “Xhosa” click-sounded language of South Africa to “Olivia”, who said: “What happened to your voice? did you catch a cold?…” Something like that…

She truly is an African Queen, a wonderful human being!


Thank you, and God bless your soul!


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