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Thread #116063   Message #2489833
Posted By: Genie
10-Nov-08 - 10:42 AM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Miriam Makeba (10 November 2008)
Subject: RE: RIP Miriam Makeba
Trivia, perhaps, but after wondering for decades how to pronounce her last name, I finally got my answer when I heard Miriam at the Washington Park Zoo concert.   
I had called her "Miriam Makeeba" and usually heard her last name pronounced that way, but in that concert she clearly referred to herself as "Miriam Makayba" (or "Makehba").

Miriam Makeba w Paul Simon

N'Kosi Sikeleli Africa

Lots of other good YouTubes of Miriam to be found once you click on either of those links.