You Know What It Is!!!!
It is...FRIDAY!! Which is my favorite day of the week because I get to post my "Old School Friday" Picks! In case you are new around these parts and don't know what "Old School Friday" is, well it is grown folks MUSIC! Yes we post some music that comes from some time before 2000, hopefully to relive some memories, and to educate or just entertain each other.
Ms Grapevine and MarvalusOne have teamed up to create a meme titled Old School Friday and since I love my music I had to sign up to join! If you want to join in the Old School Fun then go HERE for the guidelines.
The theme for this week ,
"Singers We Want To Be Like"The theme for this week caused a little bit of discussion throughout the week, so we were asked to please explain why we chose our artists, ie their skill, talent, fame, etc. It will be very interesting to see what the other participants post. So join in and post your favorite old school song or just visit the other participants and enjoy the music!!
Here are the other "Old School Friday" participants:
- Electronic Village - Chatting Over Cocktails -
Beleiver 1964 - - SJP - sHaE-sHaE
So there is no one that I actually want to be like but there is a singer that I admire. I picked famous South African Singer Miriam Makeba. I admire her dedication to the South African people, and her ability to use her voice to speak out against the struggle of the victims of Apartheid.
Zenis Miriam Makeba was born on March 4th 1932 in Johannasburg South Africa. Ms. Makeba lived in exile from her home land for 30 years for speaking out against Apartheid and for appearing in an Anti -Apartheid video in 1960, not returning until Nelson Mandela was released from jail. She was married to South African musician Hugh Masekela and was also married to Black Panther leader Stokely Carmichael. Read more about this Ambassador of Humanity HERE.
Miriam Makeba - Khawuleza (1966)
Miriam Makeba - Mbube
Peace & Love! Happy Old School Friday!