Last Friday one of the great voices of Africa, Miriam Makeba, had a concert in Amsterdam. It was our monthly storytelling night so obviously I couldn't go. No sweat, I thought, I'll catch her the next time she's in town. Last night Miriam Makeba, the grand old lady who fought Apartheid and was exiled from South Africa, only to return on Mandela's request after 30 years, played a concert in Italy and dedicated it to the struggle against the Maffia.
This morning Miriam Makeba passed away. She was 76 years old.
This song is part of a live concert she gave for Dutch TV in 1979: