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Born Free Film Screening | MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA

April 18, 2018
6:30 pm
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)

MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA (Mika Kaurismäki, 90 minutes, 2011) In 1960 after she denounced the apartheid system, singer Miriam Makeba’s music was banned and she was exiled from South Africa – the land of her birth – for nearly 30 years. (And when she married activist Stokely Carmichael – Kwame Turé in 1968, she was banished from the United States.) She became an inspiring ambassador for South African culture, African liberation, and Black pride. This first-ever documentary biography of Makeba features interviews with her, those she inspired and such contemporaries as Hugh Masekela and most notably some of the electrifying performances from her 50-year career. Curated by Cornelius Moore. *Born Free is a term for people who have grown up since the end of apartheid

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Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)

685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
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