Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical

Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical tells the life story of South African recording artist Miriam Zenzi Makeba. Makeba brought the sounds of Africa to the western world in a dramatic fashion. Makeba’s magical voice brought her international success, which outlined her activism in helping to bring down apartheid in her homeland. For 31 years she lived in exile enduring many personal tragedies including the death of her mother and only daughter. Despite her heartaches, she continued the fight to free South Africa from the grips of oppression.

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Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am