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Qongqothwane is a traditional song of the Xhosa people of South Africa. It is sung at weddings to bring good fortune. In the western world it is mainly known as The Click Song, a nickname given to the song by European colonials who could not pronounce its Xhosa title, which has many click consonants in it. 217 palabras más


Music for pleasure Volume 4

Playlist by Algernon

Just like the last list some old, some new, some quirky, some just bizarre and some from those you’ve not heard of. Oh and something from the late Jeff St John. 240 palabras más


Quote by Miriam Makeba

In the West the past is like a dead animal. It is a carcass picked at by the flies that call themselves historians and biographers. 30 palabras más

Great Moments

Black Female Privilege

There was a rancid stigma tiptoeing in the background; a populated injustice I had no direct evidence existed. It was by oath, visual and word by others that I’d come to learn of it. 452 palabras más

Miriam Makeba | "Click" and "Soweto Blues" (Music Video)

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil-rights activist. 226 palabras más


Top 10 great South African musicians

In this series of music articles, our international journos explore the unique sounds of their nation.  Peter Stemmet writes here about who he considers South Africa’s greatest musicians.  815 palabras más

Topic Overviews

Discovering Miriam Makeba

Today is probably the first (well, maybe not the first, but certainly one of the few times) that I’ve taken the time to actually listen to Miriam Makeba. 706 palabras más