The great songstress Miriam Makeba died last night after performing a concert in Italy. In spite of her somewhat advanced age, I’m shocked by the news. Makeba has been a hero of mine since college when I first discovered her records. My love for her music is something I’ve shared in gladness with others. Often, like any great music, Makeba forged connections between me and others of her lovers.
May her spirit continue to surround us.