Miriam Makeba

Video: “Pata Pata” – Shozaloza African Voices LIVE



Pata Pata” is a song by South African singer Miriam Makeba the former wife of Hugh Masekela “Pata Pata” was written by fellow southern African artist Dorothy Masuka and first released by Makeba in 1957 when she still lived in South Africa. [Nkrumah, Gamal (17 November 2001). “Mama Africa”. Profile (Cairo, Egypt: Al-Ahram Weekly). Retrieved 15 November 2010.]

The song was released in the United States in 1967 for her studio album of the same name. It was successful on the Billboard Hot 100, and peaked at #12.

The song is considered by many to be Makeba’s [read more…]

Video: “Pata Pata” – Shozaloza African Voices LIVE2014-04-17T10:54:02+02:00

Video: Malaika (Stanislav Angelov & Albert Combrink)




Malaika (Swahili Folk Song) perfromed by Stanislav Angelov (Bulgarian Accordionist) & Albert Combrink (South African Pianist) in the Tango-Duo Show “The Boer & The Bulgar” in the Theater of Alexander Bar, Cape Town

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More about the song “Malaika”

I grew up in Apartheid South Africa, and much of my South African musical heritage was lost on me – in my ignorance, or simply from never being in contact with it. I had heard of the wonderful South African singer Miriam Makeba, and [read more…]

Video: Malaika (Stanislav Angelov & Albert Combrink)2013-10-24T12:28:24+02:00

King Kong in a Convent Garden: 7 Feb 2010


Todd Matshikiza's delightful musical KING KONG is long overdue for revival. This concert features the Cape Town Opera Voice of the Nation Vocal Ensemble, and Cape Town Soprano Shirley Sutherland.

King Kong in a Convent Garden: 7 Feb 20102010-02-01T13:43:17+02:00
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