Saddened by the news

Saddened by the news

Grammy award-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba has died. She possessed a melodic, almost haunting quality that frequently moved me to tears. Additionally she was a victim of her country’s racism unable to return to South Africa for 30+ years.

You can read about her life at npr.org. You can also listen to npr tell her story and snipets of her wonderful music.

Here are a few examples of her music including a duet with Paul Simon: