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Makeba, Miriam

Works: 513 works in 964 publications in 13 languages and 11,983 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Music  World music  Popular music  Folk-rock music  Gospel music  Country gospel music  Folk music  History 
Roles: Performer, Compiler, Actor, Interviewee, Vocalist, Singer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Classifications: ML420.M16, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Miriam Makeba
Amandla! a revolution in four part harmony by Lee Hirsch ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". A story of human courage, resolve and triumph
Sarafina! by Darrell Roodt ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A musical about a teenage girl living in Soweto, South Africa under apartheid. Inspired by their teacher, Sarafina and her schoolmates resist their oppressors and suffer brutal reprisals
The world of African song by Miriam Makeba ( )
6 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A child's celebration of the world ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Songs and performers from around the world sing for a multicultural musical experience
When we were kings by Leon Gast ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on Mohammad Ali at the time of the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" match with George Forman in Zaire
The Rough guide to the music of Africa ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soul power by James Brown ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1974 the most celebrated American R&B acts of the time came together with the most renowned musical groups in Southern Africa for a 12-hour, three-night concert held in Kinshasa, Zaire. The music festival became a reality when Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine convinced boxing promoter Don King to combine the event with the 'Rumble in the Jungle, ' the epic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman
Sangoma by Miriam Makeba ( Recording )
20 editions published in 1988 in 8 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
South African legends ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graceland, the African concert by Paul Simon ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and French and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The music from the Graceland album performed in concert in Harare, Zimbabwe. Songs include Township jive, Boy in the bubble, Gumboots, Whispering bells, Bring him back home, Crazy love II, I know what I know, Jinkel E. Maweni, Soweto blues, Under African skies, Nomathemba, Hello my baby, Homeless, Graceland, You can call me Al, Stimela, Diamonds on the soles of her shoes, N'Kosi sikeleli Africa
Homeland by Miriam Makeba ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Putumayo presents South Africa ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in Undetermined and Afrikaans and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A celebration of the musical diversity of South AFrica, from Afro-jazz and township jive to mbaqanga and Afropop
Portrait of Africa ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transports the viewer on a musical sojourn through Africa's spectacular scenic beauty, primitive cultures, breathtaking wildlife and timeless craft
Putumayo presents world hits ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in Multiple languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though most world music exists largely under the radar, every once in a while a song comes along that achieves international success. World Hits brings together chart toppers from around the globe. Santana's 1969 version of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va" turned the rock world upside down, as their version soared up the charts. Cuban musician Mongo Santamaria big crossover hit came in 1963, with his version of the Herbie Hancock composition "Watermelon Man." Another crossover hit comes from the French group Gipsy Kings, whose "Bamboleo" connected the dots between salsa, flamenco and pop. "Lambada" swept first across Europe and then throughout the rest of the world. The hit version of the "forbidden dance" was performed by the French group Kaoma. Manu Dibango's funky "Soul Makossa" became a surprise Top 40 hit in 1973. World music superstar Youssou N'Dour and soul singer Neneh Cherry provide the instantly-recognizable "7 Seconds," while Johnny Clegg and Savuka contributes "Scatterlings of Africa". Miriam Makeba delivers the classic "Pata Pata", an international hit in 1967 that became the first African song to reach the Top 20 on the Billboard pop charts. Rolling Stones' front man Mick Jagger met the enigmatic Peter Tosh in Kingston, Jamaica in 1978. Jagger joins Tosh on a cover of the Temptations hit "(You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back." The movie The Harder They Come and it's title song became a cult classic in 1975 and made Jimmy Cliff a household name. A portion of Putumayo's proceeds from the sale of this album will be donated to World Learning in support of their efforts to foster global citizenship through international experiential education and community-driven development programs
Belafonte returns to Carnegie Hall by Harry Belafonte ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rough guide to African lullabies ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in Multiple languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music is an intrinsic part of life in Africa, and from the earliest age, the lullaby is used to sooth and calm children into quiet time and sleep. From the peaceful voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo to the soothing sounds of the mbira and kora, this collection of gentle music features some of the biggest names in African music
The best of Hootenanny ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hootenanny was a half-hour showcase for folk music broadcast by ABC between April 1963 and September 1964. In addition to folk music, the show featured comedians and gospel, jazz, and country performers. This compilation taken from kinescopes presents highlights from the show, including performances by Judy Collins, Johnny Cash, Carly Simon (as part of the Simon Sisters), Woody Allen, and Bill Cosby
Welela by Miriam Makeba ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transamerica original motion picture soundtrack ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Africa by Miriam Makeba ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in 6 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Makeba, M. 1932-2008
Makeba, M. (Miriam)
Makeba, Miriam Z. 1932-2008
Makeba, Miriam Zenzi 1932-2008
Makeba, Myriam.
Makeba, Myriam, 1932-2008
Makeba, Myrian.
Makeba, Myrian 1932-2008
Makeba, Zensi Miriam 1932-2008
Makeba, Zenzi.
Makeba, Zenzi, 1932-2008
Makeba, Zenzile Miriam
Mama Afrika 1932-2008
Zenzi 1932-2008
マケバ, ミリアム