about Miriam Makeba

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. Born in Johannesburg to Swazi and Xhosa parents, Makeba was forced to find employment as a child after the death of her father. She had a brief and allegedly abusive first marriage at the age of 17, gave birth to her only child in 1950, and survived breast cancer. Her vocal talent had been recognized when she was a child, and she began singing professionally in the 1950s, with the Cuban Brothers, the Manhattan Brothers, and an all-woman group, the Skylarks, performing a mixture of jazz, traditional African melodies, and Western popular music. In 1959, Makeba had a brief role in the anti-apartheid film Come Back, Africa, which brought her international attention, and led to her performing in Venice, London, and New York City. In London, she met the American singer Harry Belafonte, who became a mentor and colleague. She moved to New York City, where she became immediately popular, and recorded her first solo album in 1960. Her attempt to return to South Africa that year for her mothers funeral was prevented by the countrys government. Makebas career flourished in the United States, and she released several albums and songs, her most popular being Pata Pata (1967). Along with Belafonte she received a Grammy Award for her 1965 album An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba. She testified against the South African government at the United Nations and became involved in the civil rights movement. She married Stokely Carmichael, a leader of the Black Panther Party, in 1968. As a result, she lost support among white Americans and faced hostility from the US government, leading her and Carmichael to move to Guinea. She continued to perform, mostly in African countries, including at several independence celebrations. She began to write and perform music more explicitly critical of apartheid; the 1977 song Soweto Blues, written by her former husband Hugh Masekela, was about the Soweto uprising. After apartheid was dismantled in 1990, Makeba returned to South Africa. She continued recording and performing, including a 1991 album with Nina Simone and Dizzy Gillespie, and appeared in the 1992 film Sarafina!. She was named a UN goodwill ambassador in 1999, and campaigned for humanitarian causes. She died of a heart attack during a 2008 concert in Italy. Makeba was among the first African musicians to receive worldwide recognition. She brought African music to a Western audience, and popularized the world music and Afropop genres. She also made popular several songs critical of apartheid, and became a symbol of opposition to the system, particularly after her right to return was revoked. Upon her death, former South African President Nelson Mandela said that her music inspired a powerful sense of hope in all of us.

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Miriam Makeba
Name :Miriam Makeba
Date of Birth :04/03/1932 12:00:00
Place of Birth :Johannesburg
Ascendent (Lagan) : Taurus
Ascendent Lord) : Ven
Moon Sign(Rashi) : Capricorn
Moon Sign Lord : Capricorn
Birth Star(Nakshatra) : Sravana
Birth Star Lord : Mon
Lucky Gem : Blue Sapphire
Lucky No. : 10
Lucky Day : Friday
Lucky Color : Black
Sun Sign (As per western system) : Pisces
Current Vimshottari Dasa : Ven-Ven
Manglik Status : You are not a Manglik person
Currently Under SadeSati : No
* (R) = Retrograte

Ascendent Prediction

Her ascendent (lagan) is Taurus
Miriam Makeba is born in Taurus lagn. Taurus is the second earthy and fixed sign. It is ruled by Venus and as such Miriam Makeba will have fair complexion, large nose and mouth,broad shoulders and dark eyes and hair. Miriam Makeba may have curly hair. Miriam Makeba will have an angry temperament. Miriam Makeba is ill natured. Miriam Makeba like to acquire comforts in life. Miriam Makeba is fond of drinks. Miriam Makeba like the company of the opposite sex. Miriam Makeba will enjoy yourself. Miriam Makeba is very patient even in times of adverse circumstances. Miriam Makeba is straight forward and plain by nature. Since Miriam Makeba is honest by nature people depend on Her opinions. Miriam Makeba is very diplomatic and it is not easy to understand Her mind. Miriam Makeba will enjoy estates and gardens. Miriam Makeba is fond of arts and will get excellent success in artistic pursuits. Her skin is very soft. Miriam Makeba is fond of luxury and beauty. Miriam Makeba like Her home. Miriam Makeba is very much attached to Her children. Miriam Makeba may have a spouse of a high rank. Miriam Makeba is soft spoken and feminine by nature to some extent. Miriam Makeba is kind hearted and have association with good people. Miriam Makeba have long teeth. Miriam Makeba acquire high fame in society. Miriam Makeba is peace loving and is a person of deep emotions. Miriam Makeba always try to fulfill the social and family obligations. Miriam Makeba always try to be faithful in love affairs. Miriam Makeba is happy from the family point of view and is always anxious for the rise of family members. Miriam Makeba is fond of good dresses and enjoy many comforts of life. Miriam Makeba may get some troubles at the age of 36 years. As Miriam Makeba were born in this nakshatra Miriam Makeba will be prosperous, learned, intelligent and will be fond of music, astrology and arithmetic. Miriam Makeba will have a strong power of intuition. Miriam Makeba will have an attractive and liberal minded spouse. The 9th and 24th years of Her life is favourable.

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