Miriam Makeba, Mama Africa

April 7, 2011

In February, my wife and I took a vacation to southern Africa. As our bus drove through Soweto, our tour guide sang to us “The Click Song” from Miriam Makeba. This song is a novelty to Western ears because it’s sung in Xhosa, one of South Africa’s eleven official languages. (It’s spoken by about 18% […]

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