Old School Friday #11 – Singers We Want To Be Like

You Know What It Is!!!!
It is…FRIDAY!! Which is my favorite day of the week because I get to post my “Old School Friday” Picks! In case you are new around these parts and don’t know what “Old School Friday” is, well it is grown folks MUSIC! Yes we post some music that comes from some time before 2000, hopefully to relive some memories, and to educate or just entertain each other.
Ms Grapevine and MarvalusOne have teamed up to create a meme titled Old School Friday and since I love my music I had to sign up to join! If you want to join in the Old School Fun then go HERE for the guidelines.

The theme for this week ,

“Singers We Want To Be Like”

The theme for this week caused a little bit of discussion throughout the week, so we were asked to please explain why we chose our artists, ie their skill, talent, fame, etc. It will be very interesting to see what the other participants post. So join in and post your favorite old school song or just visit the other participants and enjoy the music!!
Here are the other “Old School Friday” participants:

Electronic VillageChatting Over Cocktails

Ms GrapevineQuick Marcus LANGFORD

CassandraDanielleiriegalHagar’s DaughterLisa C

Chocl8t DPKreative Talk

MarvalusOne ReginaVivrant Thing

AJ SharonInvisible Woman

Beleiver 1964 – – SJPsHaE-sHaE

So there is no one that I actually want to be like but there is a singer that I admire. I picked famous South African Singer Miriam Makeba. I admire her dedication to the South African people, and her ability to use her voice to speak out against the struggle of the victims of Apartheid.
Zenis Miriam Makeba was born on March 4th 1932 in Johannasburg South Africa. Ms. Makeba lived in exile from her home land for 30 years for speaking out against Apartheid and for appearing in an Anti -Apartheid video in 1960, not returning until Nelson Mandela was released from jail. She was married to South African musician Hugh Masekela and was also married to Black Panther leader Stokely Carmichael. Read more about this Ambassador of Humanity HERE.

Miriam Makeba – Khawuleza (1966)

Miriam Makeba – Mbube

Peace & Love! Happy Old School Friday!


16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hagar's Daughter
    May 02, 2008 @ 08:01:00

    I didn’t know that she was married to Stokley Carmichael. I saw Ms Makeba in concert at The Hollywood Bowl a few years ago; she was amazing.

  2. Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T
    May 02, 2008 @ 08:37:00

    you know i saw her in S.Africa perform live

  3. MrsGrapevine
    May 02, 2008 @ 08:42:00

    Wow y’all have seen her in concert, and I just heard of her is passing. This theme of the week is shaping up to be a great choice. I’m actually learning about people, and seeing something different than expected. I will be adding her to my ipod.

  4. MsMarvalus
    May 02, 2008 @ 08:53:00

    What a beautiful choice! Like Mrs. G said, this is turning out to be a great theme for the week!

  5. iriegal
    May 02, 2008 @ 10:10:00

    I remember falling in love with this artist in the 60’s when I first heard, “pata pata” Wonderful choice

  6. Gill
    May 02, 2008 @ 11:09:00

    She is an absolute legend, an inspiration to so many…Great Choice!

  7. Hey it's Amy Shipp
    May 02, 2008 @ 11:55:00

    Wow! I’ll have to check them out. Nice post!I have an award for you on my blog! Come see 😀

  8. Quick
    May 02, 2008 @ 13:09:00

    “Khawuleza” was truly moving; i love her voice!

  9. SjP
    May 02, 2008 @ 13:39:00

    YES! YES! YES! oh, did I say YES?!!! SjP

  10. That Girl Boo
    May 02, 2008 @ 13:40:00

    Right on Regina, how creative and lovely

  11. Chocl8t
    May 02, 2008 @ 19:22:00

    What a beautiful woman, inside and out!! Great pick Regina!!

  12. Villager
    May 02, 2008 @ 20:05:00

    Outstanding choice … and I appreciate the information on her that you provided as well.peace, Villager

  13. Believer 1964
    May 03, 2008 @ 13:10:00

    Finally! First YouTube was down this morning and now Blogger’s comments are giving me grief. Anyway, let me get the joy back! I’m learning so much through OSF. Thanks for the introduction. It took me back to my War Dance [movie] experience. Good choice!

  14. Shelia
    May 03, 2008 @ 17:03:00

    Beautiful choice Regina, excellent job. Have a great weekend!

  15. Brigitte
    May 04, 2008 @ 20:34:00

    Great choice!

  16. DP
    May 07, 2008 @ 13:21:00

    Regina – Sorry for my late arrival. It’s OSF/CPR, lol. Great choices. I love Miriam Makeba and the longer this OSF thing goes on, the more I really appreciate your musical tastes.

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