About Miriam Makeba
Miriam Makeba was a South African singer and civil rights activist.
Makeba grew up in South Africa, first singing in a choir at school. She made a name for herself singing with the Manhatten Brothers (a jazz group). In 1956, Makeba recorded her most known song, “Pata Pata.” Around this time, she became an activist against the apartheid (segregation) in South Africa. They revoked her citizenship, but other countries made her an honorary citizen. While in the west, Makeba recorded several studio albums and sang with other famous people. She was allowed to return home in 1990 when the apartheid system dissolved.
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F.A.Q. about Miriam Makeba
When is her birthday?
Miriam Makeba's birthday is on March 4, 1932.
In how many days is her birthday?
Miriam's birthday is in 36 days
How old was Miriam when she died?
She was 76 years old.
When did she die?
She died in November 9, 2008.
How old would she be today?
Miriam Makeba would be 90 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Miriam from?
She was born in Prospect Township, Johannesburg, South Africa.