Friday, January 1, 2016

Miriam Makeba - Examples Of Her Songs, Head Wraps, And Hairstyles

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post is part of an ongoing pancocojams series on traditional African hairstyles. Other posts in this series can be found by clicking the "traditional African hairstyles" tap that is found at the bottom of this post.

This post showcases nine songs that are performed by South African vocalist Miriam Makeba with special focus on the head wraps and hair styles that Miriam Makeba wore for those performances.

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Thanks to Miriam Makeba for her life's legacy. Thanks also to all those who are featured in these examples, thanks to all who are quoted in this post, and thanks to the publishers of these examples on YouTube.

These examples are given in chronological order according to their publishing dates on YouTube with the oldest dated example given first.

Example #1: Miriam Makeba (Mama Africa) - Khawuleza 1966

Smallstillvoice, Uploaded on Apr 1, 2007

Recorded live at Berns Salonger in Stockholm on February 3, 1966

Example #2: miriam makeba, Zimbabwe concert (paul simon - graceland land

benbruch, Uploaded on Jan 14, 2008

Example #3: Miriam Makeba - A Piece of Ground

LostAshanti, Uploaded on Jun 15, 2011

I cudnt find this tune up here! And thought it needed to be!
Here's a comment that was posted on this video's discussion thread:
mahomednm, 2014
"the history of south Africa in one song. what insight by the writer of this song. friend of mine had her album which was banned in SA."

Example #4: Miriam Makeba & Hugh Masekela

Fragility1973's channel, Uploaded on Dec 9, 2011

Example #5: Miriam Makeba - Click Song (Qongqothwane)

TheSoulAlmighty, Published on May 23, 2012

Miriam Makeba perform Quongqothwane also known as the click song during the festival "Zaire 74". Taken from the documentary movie "Soul Power" about the festival. It was a three day live music festival that took place on September 22 to 24,1974 at the 20th of May Stadium in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). The concert, conceived by Hugh Masekela and record producer Stewart Levine, was meant to be a major promotional event for the heavyweight boxing championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, known as "The Rumble in the Jungle". Featured performers included top R&B and soul artists from the United States such as James Brown, Bill Withers, B.B. King, and The Spinners as well as prominent African performers such as Miriam Makeba, TPOK Jazz, and Tabu Ley Rochereau. Other performers included Celia Cruz and the Fania All-Stars.

Example #6: In concert Miriam Makeba 1980 part 3

thejazzsingers Published on Dec 9, 2012

Song written by Bongi Makeba A Luta Continua enjoy it !
Song title: "A Luta Continua" [Portuguese; English translation:
the fight goes on]

Example #7: Miriam Makeba Hapo Zamani HD

Kilimanjaro Sounds, Published on Jun 27, 2013
Here's a comment that was posted on this video's discussion thread:
collins mugodo, 2015
" "hapo zamani" translates to "once upon a time"... the song (at least the Swahili part) is about alchoholism"

Example #8: Miriam Makeba - Ring Bell (Live)

MIRIAMMEKEBAVEVO, Published on Jan 17, 2014

Music video by Miriam Makeba performing Ring Bell.

Example #9: Miriam Makeba- Malaika (Live Performance 1969)

Miriam Makeba Official ChannelPublished on Feb 3, 2015

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