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Posted By: Wesley S
10-Nov-08 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Miriam Makeba (10 November 2008)
Subject: Obit: Miriam Makeba Nov 10th 2008
Obit from NPR

Sad but true -

Morning Edition, November 10, 2008 - Grammy award-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba has died. The great-grandmother known affectionately as "Mama Africa" reportedly suffered a heart attack after performing at an anti-mafia concert Sunday in southern Italy. She was 76.

Miriam Zenzile Makeba embodied the pan-Africanist spirit of the 1960s, when she burst onto the international stage and unwittingly became the voice and symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa.