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Tag Archive: Miriam Makeba

Mar 04 2013

Happy Birthday Miriam Makeba!

I cried and cried while listening to your Soweto blues. I was far away from South Africa but your song brought me to South Western Townships. It was June 16, 1976. 20,000 black students started a protest against the Apartheid government’s decision to force them to use Afrikaans, the language of the oppressor , as …

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