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Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
10-Nov-08 - 11:25 AM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Miriam Makeba (10 November 2008)
Subject: RE: RIP Miriam Makeba
I first heard her extraordinary voice on a concert album "Belafonte at Carnegie Hall," if recollection serves correctly. I think it was in about 1959-60. She performed the "Click Song" and, while I will never forget her singing, her speaking voice while introducing her song had a mesmerizing quality about it - sweet and soft as a young girl's, yet very strong and confident. To all in Africa and elsewhere who were affected by her life, rejoice that we were all privileged to have her among us.