6 Nov 2014
Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Angélique Kidjo gave an interview earlier this week about headlining the Carnegie Hall’s tribute to Miriam Makeba, the legendary South African singer and activist who died in 2008. Numerous international artists as well as South Africa’s Vusi Mahlasela joined Kidjo in performing, "Mama Africa: A Tribute to Miriam Makeba", on Wednesday, 5 November at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The concert was presented as the closing event of Carnegie Hall's four-week festival, “UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa”, dedicated to the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Whoopi Goldberg, who starred alongside Makeba in the South African film Sarafina, opened the concert.
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