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Strut Records

Miriam Makeba ‎– Pata Pata

$45.00

Strut Records

Miriam Makeba ‎– Pata Pata

$45.00

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Taken in its entirety, Pata Pata epitomizes Makeba’s cosmopolitan, international outlook. There are songs that represent the multicultural landscape where she grew up, inspired by the Swazi, Zulu (“Pata Pata,” for example), and Xhosa people (such as the hit “Click Song Number One,” and “Jol’inkomo”) folk songs. But she also looked to other parts of the African continent: on “Ha Po Zamani,” for example, she sings in Swahili, while “Yetentu Tizaleny” is a wonderfully impassioned cover version of a track by Ethiopian singer Tilahun Gessesse.

In this album, and throughout her career, Makeba stayed true to her culture, her conscience, and her integrity, while also introducing the world to the sounds of her continent. - Bandcamp

Label: Strut ‎– STRUT180LP

Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Mono, Pitman Pressing

Country: UK

Released: 2019

Genre: LatinFunk / SoulPopFolk, World, & Country

Style: Cha-ChaBalladVocal