Saturday, November 15, 2008

Myriam Makeba: 1932 - 2008

When my parents told me we were going to attend a concert I wasn't really impressed. Usually my siblings and I rarely accompanied them to social/cultural events. (Today's kids would jump at the chance to go to a concert but probably a rock / pop one :P )

So they dragged me a bit reluctantly - I mean I had no idea what kind of legend Makeba was . But from the first beat of the music and when her voice rose through the hall I was under her spell.
Rummaging to our old photo album I found the picture of me sitting in the audience holding my two hands together as if in prayer in total rapture.

It is the Makeba voice which made me love sounds of Africa and it is sad indeed to see that she is no more.