Miriam Makeba vocals,
Faith Kekana vocals, Zamo Mbutho vocals, Innocent Modiba vocals,
Mandla Zikalala bass, Africa Mkhize piano, Kwazi Shange drums,
Joel Klein guitar, Nelson Lee keyboards, Breno Brown saxophone
is not only an extraordinary singer – a true icon of African culture – but also, and perhaps even more importantly, a symbol of the struggle against racism and apartheid, dedicated to recovering the dignity of a great people. Born in Johannesburg, Makeba is seen as an authentic living legend, and has been given the fond nickname “Mama Afrika”. She began her career as a professional singer during the 1950s, with the group Manhattan Brothers, with whom she enjoyed considerable success in South Africa and other countries. Makeba came to the notice of the wider international public in the musical King Kong (1959) and the anti-apartheid film Come back Africa (1958).
During her long career she has produced a large number of records and achieved great success as an artiste (Pata Pata, Malaika, The click song and many others).
Miriam Makeba has received awards from UNESCO and many other important organizations.
Saturday 19 April, 20:45
Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi
Pordenone - Viale Franco Martelli, 2