Mama Africa

This event took place on Nov 2, 2017

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Mika Kaurismäki
Finland & South Africa
1h 30m


Mama Africa is an unforgettable portrait of Miriam Makeba (1932-2008), the world-famous South African artist and civil rights activist, who devoted her life to promoting peace and justice and fighting racism around the planet. A figurehead of the Black African movement in exile, her music and daily practice incarnated the hopes and fears of Africa through the convulsive 20th century, so that she has come to be considered the voice and mother of the Continent. Making use of rare documentary footage and a plethora of interviews, this film portrays the life of this exceptional artiste and her music; a performer who, for more that fifty years, never failed to created a stir wherever she went.

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