Monday, August 21, 2006


Miriam Makeba - another Peak appearance

Miriam Makeba, at a ripe age of 74, is an artist that we are very excited to be able to be working with for the second time, now in the twilight of her career with her retirement coming very soon.

We were fortunate to have her appear for Peak at the launch party hosted by SAA to celebrate their partnership with the Star Alliance in April of this year. And her performance was magnificent!

I have alot of respect for Mama Makeba, and the role she has played in this countries history. She sacrificed so much, spending three decades in exile for her expressions on the state of apartheid in South Africa.

This lady addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations twice, in 1964 and in 1975, and received the Dag Hammerskjold Peace Prize in 1968 for her contributions to the fight of oppression, so you cannot but have respect for her.

I found this video featuring Miriam and Paul Simon performing their version of Under African Skies live
at a concert in San Sebastian, Spain in 1989, and its a great example of how she spread the message of freedom to the rest of the world.

We are honoured to have been able to work with you Mama Miriam Makeba!

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