Mama Africa
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Miriam Makeba was the first South African musician to become an international star; singing in several African dialects as well as English, Makeba was a gifted singer and a charismatic performer whose nightclub and concert engagements made her a global sensation in the 1950s. However, Makeba's determination to speak out against South Africa's apartheid regime forced her to leave her homeland, and she relocated to New York City in 1959. Makeba stayed busy as a performer and activist, and she was championed by friend and confidante Harry Belafonte, but when she married Stokely… More
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"Kaurismaki presents the facts of Makeba's life in straightforward manner. As a result, his politics don't get in the way of his subject's."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
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