Thandiswa Mazwai Pays Tribute to Local Legend Miriam Makeba With Her Performance in New York

Thandiswa Mazwai Pays Tribute to Local Legend Miriam Makeba With Her Performance in New York

  • Thandiswa Mazwai joined the incredibly talented Somi to honour legendary South African singer Miriam Makeba with The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba
  • The show, which was planned in honour of Mama Africa, was held at Apollo Theatre in New York City
  • Taking to Instagram, Thandiswa Mazwai said she was grateful to be a part of the great initiative to celebrate and honour Miriam Makeba

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Thandiswa Mazwai recently joined Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Somi in a show organised to honour the late great Miriam Makeba.

Mazwai was one of the special guests at Somi's album launch at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Somi wanted to honour Makeba and her role in influencing African culture. She premiered Dreaming Zenzile in early 2022, along with a tribute album, Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba, in early March.

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Thandiswa Mazwai, Miriam Makeba, Somi, Mama Africa
Thandiswa Mazwai joins singer Somi in paying tribute to the late Miriam Makeba. Image: Getty Images
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Miriam Makeba, also known as Mama Africa, is popular for hits such as Pata Pata, Malaika and The Click Song.

The singer took to Instagram to show gratitude to Somi not only for honouring Miriam Makeba with her album but also for including her in the show. She wrote:

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"Getting ready… big love to @somimusic for her beautiful vision to honour mama Makeba in this way. Also big love to @diannereeves who is incredibly gracious. And to my sister @msaki_za whom I am really enjoying on this trip."

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