>I’m going to be listening to Miriam Makeba all day today.

She collapsed and died last night after a concert in Italy to help a journalist who had been receiving death threats for reporting on organized crime. At 76, she was still singing and inspiring and working for change. 
World activists sat up and listened when she addressed the UN in 1963 to call for an end to Apartheid in her native South Africa.  She lived in exile for 31 years –banned from going home because she spoke the truth. 
A human rights activists, singer/songwriter, inspiration. 
Miriam Makeba was a living example of how art saves lives. She will be missed.

About jeanevogelart

Art saves lives. That's my mantra and my motivation. My primary purpose as an artist is to inspire, entertain, make you smile, make you mad, make you think or recall a memory. I strive for work that is intimate and genuine, and sometimes whimsical. It's always more than a "pretty picture." I demand a relationship.
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  1. MB Shaw says:

    >I just went to iTunes and downloaded some of her music. What an amazing voice.

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