7 iconic songs Miriam Makeba will always be remembered by

Today marks seven years since the death of music legend Zenzile Miriam Makeba.

Nicknamed Mama Africa, she was a South African singer and civil rights activist.

Makeba was born on the 4 March 1932 and died of a heart attack on 9 November 2008 (aged 76) after performing in a concert in Italy.

The icon spent much of her life inspiring with her music, and recording and touring with popular artists such as Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, and her former husband Hugh Masekela.

To celebrate the legacy that she has left behind, here are seven iconic songs and performances etched in our memory.

1. Pata Pata

2. Khawuleza

3. The Click Song

4. The Retreat Song (Jikele Maweni)

5. Malaika

6. Ntyilo Ntyilo

7. A Luta Continua

Some of her other classics and renditions including "Meet me at the River", "Ask the rising sun", "African Sunset", "Soweto Blues" and "Amampondo" have ensured that her music and message lives on.


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