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“…it isn’t a noise, it’s my language!”

Feature - Friday, 4 March 2011 - 0 Comments

“…it isn’t a noise, it’s my language!”

Miriam Makeba (also affectionately known as “Mama Africa”) performs one of her most famous songs, The Click Song, for Dutch television in VARA TV studios in September 1979. Before she begins the song, she offers an important lesson in cultural understanding. At that time, South Africa still had its system…

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