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Legendary singer Makeba dies after collapsing on stage

Posted on: November 10, 2008

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Miriam Makeba, the South
African singer who wooed the world with her sultry voice but was banned
from her own country for more than 30 years under apartheid, died after
collapsing on stage in Italy. She was 76.

Over her career, Miriam Makeba sang with performers including Nina Simone, Harry Belafonte and Paul Simon.

Over her career, Miriam Makeba sang with performers including Nina Simone, Harry Belafonte and Paul Simon.

In her dazzling career, Makeba performed with musical legends from
around the world — jazz maestros Nina Simone and Dizzy Gillespie,
Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon — and sang for world leaders such as John
F. Kennedy and Nelson Mandela.

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