Miriam Makeba - Myriam & Spokes Phata Phata (02:37, 320Kb/s). Miriam Makeba - Carnival (Orfeo Negro) (02:24, 320Kb/s). Miriam Makeba - Umhome (01:20, 320Kb/s). Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: Tribute to Miriam Makeba (2017).
Miriam Makeba had just made a splash in New York nightclubs and earned a fistful of press only a few months earlier when RCA Victor Records snapped her up and recorded her first album in May 1960. Clearly, the label was hoping to repeat the success of her mentor, Harry Belafonte, whose Belafonte Folk Singers accompanied her on some tracks and who wrote a blurb for the album's back cover.
Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932-2008), also known as Mama Africa, was beyond dispute one of South Africa's true legends. It didn't take long before Miriam Makeba's career was brought to another level. In 1966 she received a Grammy Award for the album An Evening with Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba, making her the first African artist to win a Grammy.