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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Google celebrates Miriam Makeba’s Birthday

Google always has really creative doodles–those creative pictures that they put above the search box.  On March 4, 2013, the doodle is dedicated to a lady, known to many as Mama Africa.

Google Doodle in honor of Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba would have been 81 years old today.  A singer with a powerful voice, and even more powerful message, she found herself exiled for her songs against the unjust nature of apartheid.  Her most popular songs included ‘Pata Pata’, ‘Malaika’, the ‘Click Song’ but any performance by her was a treat.  Her voice was gentle, yet powerful; her message important and timely.

On her 81st birthday we celebrate the woman that made us think about apartheid, see it for what it really was, and mobilize to make a difference.

Happy birthday Miriam Makeba.  You are sorely missed.

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