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Miriam Makeba

Summary: Miriam Makeba, also known as Mama Africa, was beyond dispute one of South Africa's true legends. Born March 4, 1932 in Johannesburg, Miriam Makeba was barely 21 years old when she, as a member of the Manhattan Brothers , reached for the stars in her home country. It didn't take long before Miriam Makeba's career was brought to another level. In 1966 she received a Grammy Award for the album An Evening with Harry Belafonte &, Miriam Makeba , making her the first African artist to win a Grammy.

Filed under: african, female vocalists, south africa, world, World Music

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