World lost one of Africa's greatest singer and true fighter against human rights. Haven gained another messenger of peace and an ambassadress of jazz music.
The legendary South African singer Miriam Makeba died early Monday 11/09/08 of a heart attack, after collapsing on stage Sunday night in Italy. She was 76 years old and well known as “mama Africa”. Her music inspired a powerful sense of hope in all South Africans during the time of apartheid. In her amazingly impressive career and glorious achievement, "Makeba performed with musical legends from around the world — jazz maestros Nina Simone and Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon — and sang for world leaders such as John F. Kennedy and Nelson Mandela". Her sudden death “plunged South Africa into shock and mourning”. Here is Makeba's Biography, Discography and additional References God bless her soul, rest in peace!