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Miriam Makeba News

Date Of Birth:
March 04, 1932
Date Of Death:
November 09, 2008 (76)
Birth Place:
Johannesburg
Gender:
Female
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Africa Umoja Set for Symphony Space in JanuaryAfrica Umoja Set for Symphony Space in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Following engagements in Washington DC, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, New Orleans, LA, and Miami, FL, the International Arts Foundation presents the South African dance and musical event, AFRICA UMOJA: 20 YEARS FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY TOUR. (more...)

'RUDOLPH', Handel's MESSIAH, HIP HOP NUTCRACKER and More Come to NJPAC for the Holidays'RUDOLPH', Handel's MESSIAH, HIP HOP NUTCRACKER and More Come to NJPAC for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark is your destination for world-class, affordable holiday shows -- whether you are purchasing tickets as a gift or taking the family to a holiday experience, NJPAC has a versatile selection of shows including classics like Rudolph-The Musical -- celebrating 50 years of the television production, New Jersey's Best production of Handel's Messiah and children's annual event Holiday Swingin.' (more...)

Steel House, Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy and More Among The Addition's New ShowsSteel House, Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy and More Among The Addition's New Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Yoshi's San Francisco is now The Addition. Check out its newly announced shows below! (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg Set for Angelique Kidjo's Tribute to Miriam Makeba at Carnegie Hall, 11/5Whoopi Goldberg Set for Angelique Kidjo's Tribute to Miriam Makeba at Carnegie Hall, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Angélique Kidjo will headline Carnegie Hall on November 5 in a tribute to 'Mama Africa,' the great South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba-whom Kidjo cites as her own role model and career-long inspiration. In the preface to her autobiography Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, out now on HarperCollins, Desmond Tutu writes, 'Angélique was herself inspired by Miriam Makeba, Mother Africa, and she in her turn is now an inspiration to others with her message that, yes, the sky is the limit, and she urges them to reach for the stars.' (more...)

Paul Simon Will Not Join Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Carnegie Hall's UBUNTU Festival Concerts; Updates AnnouncedPaul Simon Will Not Join Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Carnegie Hall's UBUNTU Festival Concerts; Updates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Today, Carnegie Hall announced artist updates for two upcoming concerts in its month-long festival UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa. (more...)

Paul Simon to Join Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Carnegie Hall, 10/18Paul Simon to Join Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Carnegie Hall, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Today, Carnegie Hall announced that legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon would join the acclaimed South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo as a guest artist on Saturday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The concert, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends, is part of Carnegie Hall's month-long festival, UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa, which begins on October 8. (more...)

Angelique Kidjo to Pay Tribute to Miriam Makeba at Carnegie HallAngelique Kidjo to Pay Tribute to Miriam Makeba at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Angélique Kidjo will headline Carnegie Hall on November 5 in a tribute to 'Mama Africa,' the great South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba-whom Kidjo cites as her own role model and career-long inspiration. In the preface to her autobiography Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, out now on HarperCollins, Desmond Tutu writes, 'Angélique was herself inspired by Miriam Makeba, Mother Africa, and she in her turn is now an inspiration to others with her message that, yes, the sky is the limit, and she urges them to reach for the stars.' (more...)

UBUNTU to Conclude with Angélique Kidjo's Tribute to Miriam Makeba, 11/5UBUNTU to Conclude with Angélique Kidjo's Tribute to Miriam Makeba, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The month-long, citywide festival UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa concludes in early November with events ranging from concerts at Carnegie Hall to music, theater, and film screenings at partner venues throughout New York City. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents a Kultour Touring Event: GRACE BARBEAdelaide Festival Centre Presents a Kultour Touring Event: GRACE BARBE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

A colourful and energetic fusion of tropical island rhythms along with African percussion and a whole host of musical influences including pop, jazz, and reggae, Grace Barbe is bringing her afro sound of the Seychelles to the Space Theatre for one show only on 16 October. (more...)

Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Karen Sander, Artistic & Executive Director, World Music Institute and The Apollo Theater, in partnership with World Music Institute, presents AFRICA NOW!, South Africa, showcasing today's South African music scene, October 9-12, 2014. (more...)

SOLOMON AND MARION to Run 16 October - 1 November at Birmingham Repertory TheatreSOLOMON AND MARION to Run 16 October - 1 November at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

A powerful story of two injured souls searching for redemption in a fragile, post-apartheid South Africa, Solomon And Marion featuring Dame Janet Suzman and Khayalethu Anthony, opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 16 October - 1 November. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, 12/13Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with internationally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock, performing a seasonal concert entitled Celebrating the Holydays on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets for this one-night-only event are $30-$40 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the Brooklyn Center box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Breaking: Brand-New Production of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Coming to Broadway; Rob Ashford to Direct!Breaking: Brand-New Production of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Coming to Broadway; Rob Ashford to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Those foot-stopping aggies, those friendly ladies of the night (and day), Miss Mona, Sherriff Ed Earl Dodd, the side-stepping Governor, and master media manipulator Melvin P. Thorpe will populate Broadway in the brand-new production of the Larry L. King - Pete Masterson - Carol Hall musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Present UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa Festival, 10/8-11/5Carnegie Hall to Present UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa Festival, 10/8-11/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

This fall, Carnegie Hall launches UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa, a month-long festival from October 8 to November 5, 2014, 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. Single tickets for all festival events at Carnegie Hall will go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 25 at 8:00 a.m. (more...)

Angelique Kidjo to Headline Carnegie Hall in Tribute of Miriam Makeba, 11/5Angelique Kidjo to Headline Carnegie Hall in Tribute of Miriam Makeba, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Angelique Kidjo is set to headline Carnegie Hall on November 5 in a tribute to "Mama Africa," the great South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba-whom Kidjo cites as her own role model and career-long inspiration. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -  THE LION KINGMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 1, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces November 2014 LineupCarnegie Hall Announces November 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 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 SeasonUBUNTU: 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?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 3/8Prince 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...)

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