so long, stylish woman

So long, Mama Africa, who made this Xhosa wedding song famous, and rocked long leopard print and glorious South African dresses and jewelry.

And Miriam Makeba sometimes was the lady voice with Paul Simon on his Graceland song, Under African Skies.

Today I am listening to music online nonstop because the small-minded banter on the job is more than I can stand. And due to Makeba’s sad passing this morning, the options are plentiful.

A friend is about to take his annual vacation with his four siblings to South Africa. Let’s hope he reports back well of the massive mourning for Makeba, who stood up hard against Apartheid.

I include this clip, too, since I think I have a chunk of the fabric that made her dress.

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