Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba - Homeland (2000)  Music

Posted by intothe at Dec. 30, 2009
Miriam Makeba - Homeland (2000)

Miriam Makeba - Homeland (2000)
World Music, Folk | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) + MP3 (320K/s) | 322 + 103 MB
Putumayo | 42:17 | RAR with 5% recovery | full scans
Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba - An Evening With Belafonte & Makeba (1965)

Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba - An Evening With Belafonte & Makeba (1965)
EAC - MP3 320kbps CBR | 78MB RAR + Recovery Record (1 ADD) | RS.com | 200dpi Scans
Catalog No.: ND89871 | Release Date: 1965 | Label: RCA BMG Music
Genre: Folk | Language: English

An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba is a Grammy Award-winning 1965 album by Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba. It was the second outcome of the long lasting collaboration between Belafonte and Makeba, the first being the appearance of Makeba in the song Just One More Dance on Belafonte's 1960 album, Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall.

Despite the title, just two of the tracks in this album are actually duets, while all the others are either sang by Belafonte or Makeba alone.

In the mid 1960s, Belafonte was very active in supporting emerging African artists as well as making African music known worldwide, and this album is an example of this activity. It includes classical African songs like Malaika (with the english title My Angel) as well as songs in African languages such as Zulu, Sotho and Swahili. –Wikipedia
Bongi Makeba - Blow On Wind (plaene 88234) (GER 1980) (Vinyl 24-96 & 16-44.1)

Bongi Makeba - Blow On Wind
(plaene 88234) (GER 1980) (Vinyl 24-96 & 16-44.1)

1980 | FLAC | NO LOG & CUE | Artwork | 24Bit/96kHz: 767 MB | 16Bit/44.1kHz: 235 MB

Bongi Makeba (20 December 1950 – 1985) was a singer/songwriter and the only child of South African singer Miriam Makeba.
Makeba was born in South Africa. She recorded only one album: Bongi Makeba, Blow On Wind (pläne-records) before she died of complications during childbirth in 1985, and is buried in Guinea. Some of her songs could be heard years later in her mother's repertoire. wikipedia

Hugh Masekela - Sixty (1999) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 3, 2016
Hugh Masekela - Sixty (1999) {Columbia}

Hugh Masekela - Sixty (1999) {Columbia}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 511MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 206MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, World, Afrobeat

Presumably to commemorate his 60th birthday, Hugh Masekela released an album of primarily African works. The album starts with a tribute to Fela, a kindred spirit in African horn playing and a friend of Masekela. After that, it moves on through a number of traditional songs and trips down memory lane. The liner notes give a good deal of background information on each of the songs (always a plus). From time to time, the music seems to slip into something of a contemporary Harry Belafonte-esque sound (which perhaps might not be completely surprising, given the repeated collaborations between Belafonte and Miriam Makeba, coupled with Masekela's marriage to Makeba). Despite (or due to) any such similarities that may arise, this is international pop at its best. Also, the backing vocals of the Family Factory group are exceptional, at the very least.

Julian Argüelles - Let It Be Told (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at April 28, 2015
Julian Argüelles - Let It Be Told (2015)

Julian Argüelles - Let It Be Told (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:46 min | 130 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | Label: Basho Records

Let It Be Told is saxophonist and composer Julian Argüelles' second collaboration with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band on Basho Records, following Momenta (Basho SRCD 29-2). It is his twelfth album as leader. The album includes new arrangements of compositions by Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, Johnny Dyani, Miriam Makeba as well as an atmospheric development of Abdullah Ibrahim's much loved composition The Wedding. As well as capturing his deep enthusiasm for and knowledge of the work of the The Blue Notes, it also represents his longstanding relationship with the musicians in the Frankfurt Radio Big Band.
Various Artists - Round Nina: A Tribute to Nina Simone (2014) [Official Digital Download]

V.A. - Round Nina: A Tribute to Nina Simone (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 52:19 minutes | 593 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Round Nina is a tribute to Nina Simone. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21 st , 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, Nina Simone led several lives, drifting wherever she triumphed or foundered in her dreams of becoming Clara Haskil, Katherine Dunham, or an American Miriam Makeba, perhaps. Maria Callas, too. While Nina lived, she never tasted the recognition that was offered to her models. Too wild. Bared. Unstable. Agressive.

Come Back, Africa (1959)  

Posted by Someonelse at March 10, 2015
Come Back, Africa (1959)

Come Back, Africa (1959)
A Film by Lionel Rogosin
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | 01:22:18 | 6,65 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: French
Genre: Documentary, Drama

Lionel Rogosin's religion could be dubbed liberation cinematography he made films as a way to fight injustice. In 1957, Rogosin followed his calling to South Africa creating Come Back, Africa - a powerful and moving drama exposing the harsh reality of life under the system apartheid. Shooting secretly under the very noses of the feared South African police, Rogosin, his crew and his cast (including journalists/activists Lewis Nkosi, Bloke Modisane, and Can Themba) risked arrest and deportation. Miriam Makeba, whose electrifying appearance in Come Back, Africa launched a legendary career, found herself banned from her country after she traveled to Venice for the movie's premiere. The scenes shot in the vibrant black ghetto of Sophiatown are precious images of a lost world. Nkosi later said of the film, It is a monument. We were able to show the world what South Africa really was like.
Pumeza Matshikiza - Voice Of Hope (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Pumeza Matshikiza - Voice Of Hope (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:25 minutes | 917 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Lyric soprano Pumeza Matshikiza is introduced in a unique album which tells her incredible and inspirational story in music: from her childhood in the townships of South Africa to the stage of Europe’s great opera houses with classic South African songs including Miriam Makeba’s greatest hits: Pata Pata and The Click Song, and arias by Puccini and Mozart.

Soul Brothers – Impimpi (1989) (24/96 Vinyl Rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by boogie-de at Nov. 18, 2013
Soul Brothers – Impimpi (1989) (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Soul Brothers – Impimpi (1989)
XLD Flac 24Bit/96kHz = 820 MB | Mp3 VBR0 16Bit/48kHz = 93 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
Vinyl LP | Soul Brothers Records SBH 1007 | Mbaqanga | South Africa

One of their many soulful releases, every single track is a gem, but there's little variation in tempo and style. Good luck that players offer a shuffle mode today, mix them with some Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela, and you get a real treat. Never released on CD.

Soul Power (2008) [Masters of Cinema #87]  

Posted by Someonelse at Oct. 15, 2011
Soul Power (2008) [Masters of Cinema #87]

Soul Power (2008) [Masters of Cinema #87]
DVD9 (VIDEO_TS) | NTSC 16:9 | 01:32:35 | 7,87 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subtitles: English SDH
Genre: Documentary, Music | USA

Soul Power is a vérité documentary – compiled entirely from footage shot in 1974 – of the astonishing back-to-Africa 3-day music festival “Zaire ‘74”. It was held in Kinshasa ahead of the biggest boxing event of all time: the Muhammad Ali–George Foreman “Rumble in the Jungle”. Directed by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, editor of Leon Gast’s Oscar-winning (Best Documentary) When We Were Kings, and sourced from the same archival pool, Soul Power features a legendary line-up of African and African-diaspora musicians – all of whom are at the very peak of their creative powers. Alongside Ali’s wit and wisdom – profoundly lyrical in its own right – vibrant street scenes of downtown Kinshasa, and “fly-on-the-wall” footage of the festival’s staging, rehearsals, and jams, the three nights of concerts (lensed by Albert Maysles and a host of other legendary cameramen) offer electrifying performances by James Brown, B.B. King, Bill Withers, Sister Sledge, Miriam Makeba, The Spinners, Big Black, The Crusaders, Celia Cruz, and many more.