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Miriam Makeba – Mama Afrika

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa

African music blog, SoundRoots is saddened by the decision of African Diva, Miriam Makeba too stop touring. In her performance in Cuba recently Mama Afrika [1]commented about the use of the term “world music” to describe “third world” music.
“I don’t believe that there would be rhythm without Africa. Now we are called World music, and I ask myself, where are the rest from then? We are all of the world. In real terms they want to say Third World music. It’s the same as when they called us underdeveloped countries and now courteously we are in development. That’s how it is.”