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Posted By: Genie
10-Nov-08 - 10:31 AM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Miriam Makeba (10 November 2008)
Subject: Obit: Miriam Makeba
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/nov/10/miriam-makeba-obituary

Very sad news.   One of the earliest "folk" albums I bought was Miriam's, back in 1962 - the one that had "The Click Song" and "Love Tastes Like Strawberries" and "The Naughty Little Flea" and many other delightful songs.    I spent many an hour in the living room of the Judson Memorial Church Student House listening to Miriam, as well as Miles Davis, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan.   

Then just a few years ago I was delighted to hear Miriam again -- along with her granddaughter -- at one of the concerts in the ampitheater at the Washington Park Zoo here in Portland, OR.   Her voice was still amazing, at ca. age 70-71.    And, of course, I still delight in watching the video of Paul Simon's African Concert, with Miriam "Mama Africa" Makeba as a featured performer.

Another great one gone too soon.

Genie