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“We are America, in my America we take a stand for this,” Esperanza sings in one of the most pointed protest songs of the past keep reading »

It’s safe to say that the changes that have taken place in South Africa can be attributed to the music and spirit of Miriam Makeba. Mama Africa, as Makeba was affectionately known, was a citizen of the world. She was many things to many people lending herself to speak out about women’s rights and civil rights. One of apartheid’s biggest opponents, Makeba was an ambassador who became the face and voice of a people. Her music transcended continents and weaved itself in a myriad of genres and the issues of her time. And like all of us, her life was not without its challenges but her buoyancy allowed her to rise above it all.