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Posted By: open mike
10-Nov-08 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Miriam Makeba (10 November 2008)
Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Miriam Makeba (10 November 2008)
was it natural or planned?
if she was taking a stand
against organized crime &
in solidarity with 6 who
had been killed, might there
have been some who resented
her? I hope this is investigated

rest in peace and thanks for the
music, I recall her making music
together with Hugh Masekela, who
she married.

these excerpts from AP news:

Miriam Makeba was for some years
married to trumpet player and
colleague Hugh Masekela.

But she fell briefly out of favor
when she married black power activist
Stokely Carmichael later known as
Kwame Ture and moved to Guinea in
the late 1960s.