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Miriam Makeba

 
Miriam Makeba Headshot
Date of Birth: March 04, 1932
Date of Death: November 09, 2008 (76)

Birth Place: Johannesburg

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[Broadway, 1987]
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Miriam Makeba News

Previews Begin Tonight for DREAMING ZENZILE, Presented by New York Theatre Workshop & Photo Previews Begin Tonight for DREAMING ZENZILE, Presented by New York Theatre Workshop & National Black Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop and National Black Theatre will present Dreaming Zenzile, based on the life of Miriam Makeba, by Grammy-nominated Vocalist/Composer Somi Kakoma, directed by Obie Award winner, Tony Award nominee, NYTW Usual Suspect & former NYTW 2050 Artistic Fellow Lileana Blain-Cruz.

World Music Institute Presents Natu Camara At City Winery Photo World Music Institute Presents Natu Camara At City Winery
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

World Music Institute co-presents WOMEN'S VOICES SERIES with City Winery, Sunday, May 22, 2022 at The Loft at City Winery - 25 11th Ave (at 15th St), Manhattan.

Brazilian Jazz Fusion Artist Flora Purim Drops 'If You Will' Photo Brazilian Jazz Fusion Artist Flora Purim Drops 'If You Will'
by Marissa Tomeo - May 1, 2022

One of the all-time greats of Brazilian jazz fusion, Flora Purim, returns with her first studio album in over 15 years, ‘If You Will’, released on Strut on 29th April. Conceived as a celebration of her music and collaborations, the album explores new compositions alongside fresh versions of Flora’s favourite personal songs and positive lyrics from across her varied career.

Cast, Dates & Ticket Information Announced for DREAMING ZENZILE Photo Cast, Dates & Ticket Information Announced for DREAMING ZENZILE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop and National Black Theatre announced today casting, dates and ticket information for Dreaming Zenzile, based on the life of Miriam Makeba, by Grammy-nominated Vocalist/Composer Somi Kakoma directed by Obie Award winner, NYTW Usual Suspect & former NYTW 2050 Artistic Fellow Lileana Blain-Cruz.

Grammy Winner Kathy Mattea Shares Cover of 'Turn Off the News' Photo Grammy Winner Kathy Mattea Shares Cover of 'Turn Off the News'
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 5, 2022

Grammy award-winning artist Kathy Mattea released today a special rendition of Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real’s “Turn Off The News (Build A Garden).” The song was captured during a recent taping of Mountain Stage, the live performance radio program produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed by NPR Music. “I haven’t fallen this hard for a song in a good long while,” stated Mattea. “It makes its point in such an elegant way. It’s very rare these days to see something so skillfully written, not provoking or aggressive, but not backing away from the issue either.”

Somi Releases 'Khuluma' Featuring Msaki Photo Somi Releases 'Khuluma' Featuring Msaki
by Michael Major - Feb 28, 2022

GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Somi unveils “Khuluma” featuring Msaki. The track comes from the East African singer-songwriter’s forthcoming album. The fifth studio record from Somi honors the late South African singer-songwriter and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba; and its March 4 release date marks what would have been Makeba’s 90th birthday. 

World-Premiere Tour of DREAMING ZENZILE Comes to Emerson Paramount Center Photo World-Premiere Tour of DREAMING ZENZILE Comes to Emerson Paramount Center
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 19, 2022

Dreaming Zenzile is a thrilling new musical based on the life and music of superstar Miriam Makeba, the legendary singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. This world-premiere tour—written/performed by GRAMMY¼-nominated music sensation Somi and directed by award-winning artist Lileana Blain-Cruz—is an electrifying portrait of a revolutionary artist’s singular voice and vision.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces March and April 2022 Lineup at Dizzy's Club Photo Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces March and April 2022 Lineup at Dizzy's Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2022

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Flushing Town Hall To Celebrate Women's History Month With Series Commemorating Jazz, Photo Flushing Town Hall To Celebrate Women's History Month With Series Commemorating Jazz, Pop, And Latin Music Icons
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2022

This March Flushing Town Hall will present a Women's History Month series featuring four, unique performances celebrating iconic women of music history - women whose talent, boldness, and originality overcame barriers in the male-dominated spaces of their time.

Final Week to see DREAMING ZENZILE! Photo Final Week to see DREAMING ZENZILE!
by - Feb 11, 2022

Special Offer - Final week to see Dreaming Zenzile!