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Thread #116063   Message #2495133
Posted By: GUEST,pianomansibs
16-Nov-08 - 11:17 AM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Miriam Makeba (10 November 2008)
Subject: Obit: miriam makeba.
Im really saddened to hear of the death of Miriam makeba she had a beautiful sound that was in living tradition to her native Afica.
for those of you who are not familiar she sang with Paul Simon on the song (under African skies)
The 76-year-old anti-apartheid activist collapsed on stage as she sang at the concert in the town of Castel Volturno, near Naples, where mafia hit men gunned down a group of African immigrants in September

Makeba was on stage when she was heard to say "I don't feel well," Italian media reported, before collapsing.

She was rushed to the private Pineta Grande Clinic in Castel Volturno, where she later died.