Miriam Makeba News

Date Of Birth:
March 04, 1932
Date Of Death:
November 09, 2008 (76)
Birth Place:
Johannesburg
Gender:
Female
Carnegie Hall Announces November 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Carnegie Hall just announced their November 2014 listings. Scroll down for the list of events and click here for more details. (more...)

UBUNTU: MUSIC AND ARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA, Joyce DiDonato, Audra McDonald and More Set for Carnegie Hall's 2014-15 Classical Music Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Summer is just around the corner, and we are looking ahead in anticipation to the start of Carnegie Hall's 2014-2015 season! Listed below are classical music highlights at Carnegie Hall, including details on UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa, a three-week festival from October 10 to November 5, featuring an exciting array of events to be presented at Carnegie Hall and partner venues throughout New York City, inviting audiences to explore the incredibly dynamic and diverse culture of South Africa. (more...)

BWW Blog: Live Television Musicals for South African TV?
by David Fick - Apr 30, 2014

Four options for the four public access TV stations in South Africa. A great way to smarten up local television, don't you think? (more...)

Prince Music Theater Stages THE SUIT, Now thru 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The Prince Music Theater presents the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning director Peter Brook's production of The Suit today, February 26-March 8. Set in South Africa, The Suit tells a tale of love, revenge and redemption. (more...)

Prince Music Theater to Stage THE SUIT, 2/26-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Prince Music Theater presents the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning director Peter Brook's production of The Suit February 26-March 8. Set in South Africa, The Suit tells a tale of love, revenge and redemption. Tickets are on sale now at PrinceMusicTheater.org. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Lineup for WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will host 22 theatrical offerings from 20 different countries during WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014 that will run for three weeks March 10-30, 2014 throughout the Center. The international festival features contemporary theater works offering 13 fully staged productions, 4 theater-focused installations, 3 readings of new works, and 2 forums. From Olivier and Tony Award-winning puppetry to innovative perspectives on old classics, a diverse showcase of theatrical expression will be represented by countries spanning the globe including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Scotland, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, and the United States. (more...)

World Music Institute, with The Town Hall, Presents ANGELIQUE KIDJO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2014

World Music Institute presents with The Town Hall the Beninese vocalist, songwriter, and social activist Angélique Kidjo tonight, February 15 at 8:00 p.m. at The Town Hall. Named 'Africa's premier diva' by TIME magazine, Kidjo has cultivated an international following through her uplifting music, which seamlessly integrates her West African heritage with rhythms and textures from around the world. (more...)

Danny Glover & Debbi Morgan to Host NFT 44th Anniversary Gala, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 44th anniversary will culminate with a special Gala at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) on Sunday evening March 16th. This special event saluting NFT, for over 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. Honorary Chairmen are Harry Belafonte and Hon. Mayor David N. Dinkins. The celebration will kick off at 4pm, and feature performances from Daniel Beaty, Impact Repertory Theater (Academy Award Nominee, 'Raise It Up' from the film August Rush), Chuck Jackson, and Valerie Simpson. (more...)

Sweet Honey In The Rock Set for Celebrity Series of Boston, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Celebrity Series of Boston will present the vocal ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 5:00pm at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA. Sponsored by Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC. (more...)

Audra McDonald Set For Carnegie Hall Concert, 12/12
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 29, 2014

Five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar and recognizable small screen presence Audra McDonald returns to Carnegie Hall for a solo concert later this year according to a new announcement. (more...)

World Music Institute, with The Town Hall, Presents ANGELIQUE KIDJO, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

World Music Institute presents with The Town Hall the Beninese vocalist, songwriter, and social activist Angélique Kidjo on Saturday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m. at The Town Hall. Named 'Africa's premier diva' by TIME magazine, Kidjo has cultivated an international following through her uplifting music, which seamlessly integrates her West African heritage with rhythms and textures from around the world. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Revue to Begin Performances 2/2 at Stage 72
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, a musical revue based loosely on fact and mostly fiction about the people and performers who took the stage and filled the tables at the majestic Club Harlem 'on Kentucky Avenue' in the north section of Atlantic City from the 1930s until the late 1980s, will make its NYC commercial stage debut at STAGE72/THE TRIAD, 158 West 72nd Street, on Sunday, February 2, with performances at 3pm and 7pm and Monday, February 3 at 7pm in honor of Black History Month. (more...)

Andre Mehmari, National Theatre of Scotland, Trey McIntyre Project and More Set for MDC Live Arts' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

MDC Live Arts has announced its 2013-14 season. Details below! (more...)

Andre Mehmari, National Theatre of Scotland, Trey McIntyre Project and More Set for MDC Live Arts' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

MDC Live Arts has announced its 2013-14 season. Details below! (more...)

Nakhane Toure to Join Suzanne Vega for South African Tour in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

The young, multi-talented local musician, singer and songwriter Nakhane Toure will be joining the Suzanne Vega SA Tour in November 2013 as the supporting bill guest artist. (more...)

TV One To Air Harry Belafonte Doc SING YOUR SONG, 8/25
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2013

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, TV One will air Sing Your Song, the critically-acclaimed documentary profiling revered African American singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte, on Sunday, August 25 at 11 am ET. This marks the basic cable network premiere of the 2011 documentary, which charts Belafonte's life as a rising black Hollywood star amid the social and political racism plaguing 1960s America, and his emergence as a figurehead of the civil rights movement. (more...)

The Tommy Igoe Big Band, Laura Mvula and More Set for Yoshi's SF, Now thru 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through September 15, plus new shows through December 2013. Details below! (more...)

AFRICA UMOJA Continues at the Elgin Theatre thru Aug 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Africa UMOJA: The Spirit of Togetherness created and directed by Todd Twala and Thembi Nyandeni is explosive. It's a light and lively journey of history of the African culture and heritage through an energetic array of singing that is soulful and inspirational. With the AMAZING costumes, and high-energy dance choreography, the encounter with this production is exhilarating to say the least. Africa UMOJA is dynamic in a manner that will command your undivided attention. The audiences respond repeatedly with standing ovations. (more...)

Lincoln Center Kicks Off MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing - This summer marks the 25th Anniversary season of Midsummer Night Swing. Midsummer Night Swing takes place Tuesdays through Saturdays, today, June 25-July 13, on the elevated dance floor in Damrosch Park on West 62nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 5/22 for Lincoln Center's MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

Tickets go on sale for Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing starting Wednesday, May 22. Individual tickets are $17, which includes a dance lesson with a professional instructor followed by two sets of dancing under the stars to a live orchestra. This summer marks the 25th Anniversary season of Midsummer Night Swing, and to celebrate, tickets will be sold at a special '2 for $25' price on May 22 only. There are also Midsummer Night Passes priced at $84 for six admissions, and $170 for the full season. Four-admission passes are available for $60. (more...)

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