Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba

Born Mar 4, 1932
  • Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter
Miriam Makeba, nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s, she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music around the world. She is best known for the song "Pata Pata", first recorded in 1957 and released in the U.S...

Miriam Makeba Stats


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: Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter


: Xhosa people


: South Africa

Date of Birth

: Mar 4, 1932 - Nov 9, 2008 (76 years old)

Place of Birth

: Johannesburg

Date of Death

: Nov 9, 2008

Place of Death

: Castel Volturno

Cause of Death

: Myocardial infarction

Miriam Makeba Film Roles

  1. Come Back, Africa
    Come Back, Africa
  2. Have You Seen Drum Recently?
  3. Sarafina!
  4. Paul Simon and Friends
  5. Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony
  6. Amok
    Joséphine Sempala

Miriam Makeba Film Appearances

  1. Soul Power
  2. When We Were Kings
  3. Mama Africa
  4. Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony

Miriam Makeba TV Guest Roles

  1. Olivia Comes Out of the Closet
    Olivia Comes Out of the Closet
  2. Season 5, Episode 9

Miriam Makeba Albums

  1. Mama Africa: The Very Best of Miriam Makeba
  2. Africa
  3. Hits & Highlights
  4. Homeland
  5. Pata Pata
  6. Sing Me a Song
  7. The Guinea Years
  8. The Queen Of African Music - 17 Great Songs
  9. The Queen of African Music, Volume 2: 15 Great Songs
  10. Welela

Miriam Makeba Books

  1. The world of African song
  2. Myriam Makeba