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Miriam Makeba, An African Gift to the world

Today we celebrate what would have been Miriam Makeba’s 81st birthday. A South African musician from the 1960s, her music was one of the first from Africa that helped contextualize my life during the 1990s in reaction to the disintegration of Apartheid. And later in college, many a late night party would find me dancing and making up words to her joy-filled tracks. Happy birthday mama africa!!

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