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MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA

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MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA

Part of Doctober and Music City Mondays.

Wed, Oct 18, 7:00pm: Post-screening discussion with Vanderbilt University's Frank Dobson, associate dean for social justice and identity, and Clive Mentzel, director of the office of active citizenship and service, both affiliated faculty in the university's Africa at a Crossroads program. BUY TICKETS

Internationally famous South African singer Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) spent half a century travelling the world spreading her political message to fight racism, poverty and promote justice and peace. Through rare archive footage of her performances and through testimonies of her contemporaries and supporters including Harry Belafonte, Stokely Carmichael, Hugh Masekela, Paul Simon, Angélique Kidjo and many others - we discover Miriam Makeba’s remarkable journey.

"The filmmakers present Makeba as a woman divided between her political activism and music, and equally dedicated to both. She was the first black woman to speak at the United Nations, in 1963, and gained her nickname "Mama Africa" for the way she brought together the African continent and the attention she brought it from the rest of the world." —Hollywood Reporter

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