Miriam Makeba: Mzansi remembers how US singer Cher remixed 'Click Song'

Miriam Makeba: Mzansi remembers how US singer Cher remixed 'Click Song'

- US singer Cher once did a version of Miriam Makeba's famous Click Song

- The version was shared again on social media and it was met with a very negative response

- Many social media users were appalled by the fact that the song, named because of its click sounds, had none whatsoever

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South Africa and the world remember Miriam Makeba, who passed away on this day 12 years ago. Some couldn't help but reminisce on the time Cher attempted to sing the Click Song. The US singer sang her own version of Makeba's famous Xhosa song and it sounded... er... ya.

Twitter user abutidlazof took to social media to share a snippet of the song which was better left forgotten.

In Cher's version of the song, aptly named because of the many clicks sounds, the singer stumbles over the language and makes up her own words to avoid pronouncing the original ones.

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The song lacks the heart and rhythm brought by Miriam Makeba and Mzansi social media users spared no mercy when they shared what they thought of it.

Twitter user simulated_rain said:

"Do... do Xhosa people know about this? Cause..."

vinnehvincent said:

"Something's not clicking."

TheJoyScribbles said:

"The fact that they called it the Click Song? 100% racist. Straight to hell. No redemption."

MvelaseP said:

"I love Cher, but she owes me reparations for this."

MandisaGaba said:

"Where do we report hate crimes?"
Miriam Makeba: Mzansi remembers how US singer Cher remixed 'Click Song'

Miriam Makeba passed away on this day 12 years ago. Image: @miriammakebaofficial/Instagram
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Yvonne Chaka Chaka took the time to remember the late Mama Africa Miriam Makeba on the 12th anniversary of her death. Legends like this never truly die.

Taking to social media with some touching memories of Makeba, Yvonne expressed how much she misses her and that even 12 years later, her undeniable legacy still lives on strong. Yvonne has so much respect for the late legend and not a year goes by where she does not think about her on the day she passed.

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“Our beautiful talented humanitarian Mama Africa Mirriam Makeba. It is 12 years today, 9 November, since she left us, but we will always remember her for all she did for us. Asante. Tatenda. Edukpe. Siyabonga Arigato gozaimas.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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