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Siyabonga Makeba

Ode to the woman who gave South Africa hope in dark times.

In this new theatre concert African Mamas and Leoni Jansen pay tribute to Miriam Makeba. On the rhythm of hits like 'Pata Pata', 'Malaika' and the 'Click Song' all aspects of her colorful and turbulent life are shown: Makeba's musical collaboration with Harry Belafonte and Paul Simon, her five marriages but most of all her courageous and powerful struggle against apartheid, for which she paid the price of thirty years of exile from South Africa. That's why the concert is called 'Siyabonga Makeba': 'Thank you Miriam Makeba'.

direction and choice of music: Leoni Jansen, photo: Wim Lanser, www.wereldtheater.com

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