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Thread #116063   Message #2490036
Posted By: open mike
10-Nov-08 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Miriam Makeba (10 November 2008)
Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Miriam Makeba (10 November 2008)
was it natural or planned?
if she was taking a stand
against organized crime &
in solidarity with 6 who
had been killed, might there
have been some who resented
her? I hope this is investigated

rest in peace and thanks for the
music, I recall her making music
together with Hugh Masekela, who
she married.

these excerpts from AP news:

Miriam Makeba was for some years
married to trumpet player and
colleague Hugh Masekela.

But she fell briefly out of favor
when she married black power activist
Stokely Carmichael — later known as
Kwame Ture — and moved to Guinea in
the late 1960s.