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SONG OF THE DAY Miriam Makeba – Intandane

Following up on the inspirations behind yesterday’s song, ‘Makeba,’ I thought I’d check out the woman who influenced its creation.  Zenzile Miriam Makeba, aka Mama Africa, was an iconic South African singer/songwriter and civil rights activist. Emerging in the early 60’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jain – Makeba

A friend of mine had posted this video on her Facebook page today, describing it as ‘awesome,’ so I was naturally curious to see what she was talking about. A few seconds in and I was hooked, this truly is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Solomon Linda’s Original Evening Birds – Mbube

I know it happened a lot in the past when songs were covered and then went on to be really popular, but the original artists didn’t even get credited, let alone get any royalties…but I never realised today’s song was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Lijadu Sisters – Life’s Gone Down Low

Inspired by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Victor Olaiya and Miriam Makeba, twin sisters Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu were often known as West Africa’s answer to the Pointer Sisters. Their sound was a vibrant fusion of Afrobeat, reggae, jazz, Memphis … Continue reading

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