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Passing The Torch: Odetta & Miriam Makeba

Passing The Torch: Odetta & Miriam Makeba

| January 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Two vital women, American folk singer and civil-rights activist Odetta and South Africa’s voice of hope and freedom, Miriam Makeba, passed away within weeks of one another in late 2008. Makeba, 76, died of cardiac arrest after performing in Italy November 9th, and Odetta Holmes, 77, succumbed to heart disease December 2nd. Though they weren’t […]

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