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Izwi elankeneneza ngezikhathi zobunzima
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Izwi elankeneneza ngezikhathi zobunzima

UMama uZenzile Miriam Makeba wazalwa zi-4 kuNdasa zingama-1932, wabizwa ngokuthi uMama Afrika, wayengumculi waseNingizimu Afrika, umbhali wezingoma, umlingisi, inxusa lomusa leZizwe Ezihlangene nesishoshovu samalungelo abantu Ehlotshaniswa nezinhlobo zomculo ezibandakanya i-Afropop, ijazz, nomculo womhlaba, wayengummeli wokulwa nohulumeni wobandlululo kanye nabamhlophe eNingizimu Afrika. uMakeba waphoqeleka ukuthi athole umsebenzi yize ayeyingane ngemuva kokushona kukayise. Ithalente lakhe lezwi lahlonishwa esemncane, futhi waqala ukucula ngokufanele ngawo-1950, neCuban Brothers, iManhattan Brothers, neqembu labesifazane bonke, iSkylark, bedlala inhlanganisela yejazz, izingoma zomdabu zase-Afrika, nomculo odumile waseNtshonalanga. Ngo-1959, uMakeba waba neqhaza elifushane efilimini elwa nobandlululo iCome Back, Afrika, eyamdonsela amehlo emhlabeni wonke, nokwaholela ekutheni adlale eVenice, eLondon naseNew York City. ELondon, wahlangana nomculi waseMelika uHarry Belafonte, owaba ngumeluleki nozakwabo. Wathuthela eNew York City, lapho aziwa khona ngokushesha, futhi waqopha i-albhamu yakhe yokuqala eyedwa ngo-1960.

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