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UBUNTU: Angélique Kidjo On The Influence Of Miriam Makeba

In this video, singer Angélique Kidjo speaks about the life of Miriam Makeba and her time in exile from South Africa from 1963–1990. 

WithUBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa festival less than a month away, we will continue to post videos that explore the many threads that make up South Africa's vibrant culture.


Elza van den Heever
Angélique Kidjo
Wednesday, November 5 at 8 PM
Angélique Kidjo and Friends
Grammy Award–winning vocalist Angélique Kidjo celebrates the life and music of iconic South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba, known popularly as “Mama Africa.” Kidjo shared a close relationship with Makeba, studying with her and eventually performing with her in Paris and South Africa. Kidjo returns to Carnegie Hall—with Makeba’s supporting singers Zamokuhle "Zamo" Mbutho, Faith Kekana, and Stella Khumalo—in this tribute to a remarkable woman.

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