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Miriam Makeba: Soweto Blues

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Google Doodle paid homage to the late Miriam Makeba on Monday, who would have been celebrating her 81st birthday. The South African singer will be forever remembered for speaking out against apartheid and delivering protest songs with majestical prowess, such as “Soweto Blues,” which was written by her former husband Hugh Masekela after a student rally went majorly awry in 1976.


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