miriam makeba - Miriam Makeba Monique McElmurry Miriam Makeba Miriam Makeba(March 4 1932 November 9 2008 South African singer and civil rights activist

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Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba (March 4, 1932- November 9, 2008)
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South African singer and civil rights activist South African singer and civil rights activist
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Miriam’s early life Born in Johannesburg March 4, 1932Mother was imprisoned with 18 day old Miriam for illegally brewing beer to make ends meetMiriam’s father died and she was sent to live in a compound in Riverside, Pretoria with her grandmother
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1947-1960First solo during 1947 royal visit Being a star refused to wear make up and curl her hair preferred her natural afro look1950 moved to Sophia town where the town was vibrate and all races could mixHer music career began singing in her cousins band the Cuban BrothersHer career started building start in 1954 singing for the Manhattan
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FilmsCome back Africa (1957)Todd Matshikiza King Kong (1959)Mama (1997)Powerful Lee Hirsch’s opulat (2002)Documentary powerful part of music in struggle against apartheid (2002)
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The beginning of her problems
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