“MIRIAM MAKEBA COMMEMORATIVE DAY – NOVEMBER 9, 2008 – NOVEMBER 9, 2022”
MIRIAM MAKEBA FEATURED ON NEW SONGS
South Africa, Africa and the world over, hereby acknowledge and recognize the 14th year Commemoration of the passing of Humanitarian and Musical Icon Mama Miriam Makeba; in Honor and Remembrance of the late Her Excellency Goodwill Ambassador Dr. Miriam Makeba.
Dr. Miriam Makeba sadly passed away on November 9, 2008.
Today, Wednesday, November 9, 2022, signifies the 14th year commemoration of the passing of one of the most iconic Africans the world has ever witnessed; the Legendary Songstress, Humanitarian and Goodwill Ambassador, Dr. Miriam Makeba.
As we reminiscence on the memory and contributions of “Mama Africa”, we seek to achieve, and reach out to All who loved her, from all over the world to emulate what came so easily to the legendary late Dr. Miriam Makeba. Specifically, that is to reach out to one another, and remember that the way she lived her life was a testament as to how we should all live our lives; by treating each other with respect and the love that resides so deep in all our hearts, and be kind to one another, as well as being kind to ourselves, and make this world a better place. “We love you always Mama Africa, Rest in Peace – Lala Ngoxolo”; says the Miriam Makeba Foundation.
This current year 2022, also coincides with the 90th (Birthday) Anniversary Celebrations; Miriam Makeba – Mama Africa would have been 90 years old this year on March 4, 2022. She was born on March 4, 1932.
This year, in tribute to and memory of the legendary songstress and humanitarian, United Kingdom, London based musical duo/group named lavender have dedicated their brand-new single/song entitled “First Bagel Of The Night” Featuring Miriam Makeba.
United Kingdom artist/producer, Ntantu, this year re-launched and dedicated his new single/song entitled “Far Away” Featuring Miriam Makeba.
The Commemorative Day not only pays tribute to one of the world’s most iconic Africans, but also to her immense contribution as a humanitarian and Goodwill Ambassador.
The Miriam Makeba Foundation annually acknowledges this aforesaid significant date November 9 as “Miriam Makeba Commemorative Day”. Ms. Makeba was Africa’s first Grammy Award winner and much-loved icon who performed to acclaim around the world while spreading her humanitarian message.
UK musical duo/group lavender on their new single/song “First Bagel Of The Night” have developed a signature sound based on Trip-Hop, Soul, Trap, music, Hip Hop, Jazz and Lounge; and, on single “First Bagel Of The Night” a Miriam Makeba vocal sample is from a song entitled “A Promise” by Miriam Makeba; written and composed by legendary South African songwriter, arranger & producer Caiphus Semenya.
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO LINK:
Lavender – Listening link to single and EP for all major platforms listen to it here!!
UK rapper and producer, Ntantu has developed a signature sound based on Afropop, RnB, Dancehall and Rap and, on single “Far Away”, the Miriam Makeba vocal sample is from a song entitled “BaxabeneOxamu” originally titled “Oxgam”. The particular recording of “BaxabeneOxamu”, was from a Swedish televised interview in 1965 in which Miriam Makeba performed live. This was written by another legendary South African artist, Letta Mbulu.
The “Far Away” single by Ntantu featuring Miriam Makeba is now out on all major streaming and digital platforms.
Please see links below for the music video and listening links:
Official music video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfakA9QPW4E
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/track/2uuo2wpY1M5WQWkWMSJnyl?si=bdbcea66818c4271
Listening link for all major platforms: https://hypeddit.com/link/6akea1
© 2022 Courtesy of Miriam Makeba Foundation.