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Leroy Boudin blanc Since: 7.2.02 Since last post: 64 days Last activity: 63 days # 1 Posted on 10.11.08 1452.17 | Instant Rating: 6.93 Miriam "Mama Afrika" Makeba dies after collapsing on stage One of the most famous entertainers to come out of South Africa. If you watched The Cosby Show, she was on in the early 1990's. I just so happen to remember that episode. A good tribute to her life can be found here. Her most famous song (in the U.S., that is), Pata Pata, can also be found here. Apparently, she had a heart attack on stage and passed away. Just terrible. Promote this thread!
Peter The Hegemon Lap cheong Since: 11.2.03 From: Hackettstown, NJ Since last post: 29 days Last activity: 5 days # 2 Posted on 10.11.08 2221.14 | Instant Rating: 6.02
I had the pleasure of seeing Makeba perform on Paul Simon's Graceland tour circa 1987. I can still remember the hope in her voice when she said that she hoped that just as she was performing in Simon's country, that someday she could bring Simon to perform in a free South Africa. Thankfully she got to see and enjoy that. A tremendous talent.
Sad, sad, sad. Clearly, someone who simply could not get their act together in spite of an amazing amount of talent. Amy Winehouse found dead at age 27 (washingtonpost.com) The W message board ZimBoard ©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
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