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listen  1. Train Song (Mbombela)Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Kwazulu (In the Land of the Zulus)Miriam Makeba 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Hush, Hush (Thula, Thula)Harry Belafonte 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Nongqongqo (To Thos We Love)Miriam Makeba 2:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Give Us Our Land (Mabayeke)Harry Belafonte 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Beware, Verwoerd! (Ndodemnyama)Miriam Makeba 2:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Gone Are My Children (Baile Banake)Harry Belafonte 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Hurry, Mama, Hurry! (Khawuleza)Miriam Makeba 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. My Angel (Malaika)Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Cannon (Mbayi, Mbayi)Miriam Makeba 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Lullaby (Thula Sthandwa Same)Harry Belafonte 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Show Me The Way, My Brother (Iph'Indlela)Harry Belafonte 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 1, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: 1990
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: RCA Victor Europe
  • ASIN: B00004SNG7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,058 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The Grammy award winning "Best Folk Album" of 1966 starring the great singer/activist and the woman who became known as "Mama Afrika". The songs were a clarion call heard round the world that brought awareness to millions of the plight of black South Africans under the repression of the reprehensible apartheid system.

Customer Reviews

A very good CD of Harry fans.
PCDummy
I love his mellow baritone and he can sing just about any type of music and it will be soothing.
Elizabeth A. B. Kemper
Brings back fond memories and it is just fun to sing along with.
Teri

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Mary Whipple HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on October 21, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Forty years have passed since Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba first educated their adoring fans about life in South Africa under apartheid, revealing through songs sung entirely in Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, and Swahili what life was like for black South Africans. Much has changed since then, with South Africa now governed by the black majority, but the messages and the music from the sixties live on in this wonderful collaboration, which recognizes universal hopes and dreams and reflects the longings of all people for freedom.

If one were to listen to the songs without looking at the liner notes, one would comment on the melding of Makeba's clear, reedy voice with the whispery, mellow tones of Belafonte, giving their duets a unique sound, blending her forcefulness with his quiet strength. The use of minimal accompaniment, often only bongos, harmonica, drums, and guitar, grounds the vocal sound in reality and creates a mood. Though the songs are gorgeous, most of them, one discovers from the notes, are protest songs, the protest often a quiet recognition of wrongs, rather than a call to action, which is implied.

Most memorable for me are "Thula, Thula," one of Belafonte's major hits, a Zulu song which sounds like a lullaby but which is actually a song by boys confined to reform school, saying "Hush, Mama," and "Lullaby," another Belafonte solo, a Zulu song in which a grandparent or father tells a child, "Don't cry, your mother is coming." Makeba solos with "To Those We Love," a song of African leaders confined to prison--Sobukwe, Luthuli, and Mandela--whose names ring out from prison. Like several other songs in Xhosa, this one is characterized by the Xhosa "clicks," a unique part of the language.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Brown on May 27, 2003
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In this album of Zulu, Xosa and other South African folksongs, Belafonte brings great empathy and tenderness to his renditions; though he is American, his linguistic and musical skills shine brightly and make the songs very accessible. Makeba, Queen of Soth African song, is exciting and soulful as ever. The arrangements are subtle and tasteful. My only criticism is that they sing together only on one song (the beautiful Kenyan number "Malaika") out of twelve. It's like two half solo albums combined! Great listening nonetheless.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Darkie on August 2, 2010
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This is the best selfless gift to music by two of the most natural musicians. Not only did they tell the story about the struggles of apartheid SA but their delivery was very sincere and heart felt. I grew up in Soweto listening to these songs (which were banned) behind closed doors. Funny thing is we enjoyed the music so much that we would blast it at high volume and in turn risk being arrested for playing illegal music. Even so, a prison sentence would have been well with the pleasure of enjoying some of the sincerest offerings to protest music ever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sham on March 31, 2010
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I first bought this album in 1965. This is an incredible piece by two incredible artist. Harry Belafonte had been around for years, but it was when he brought Miriam Makeba back from South Africa around 63 or 64, did we begin appreicate the musical messages these people gave to the world. In this CD Harry and Miriam come together and form a musical duo that explores the joys, woes, and turmoil going on in South Africa back at that time. The very first song, back in 65, captivated my mind, which was children seeing a moving train for the first time and emanating the sound. Beautiful sound, or the one where the children are warning their mother of the police coming and telling her to hide; don't let them catch you. I didn't know what was going on in South Africa back then, but the music had an impact and still does.
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By Carolyn on June 28, 2014
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Belafonte and Makeba together - what more could we ask for. I have old records, which I have loved for years. and new cds of both of them.
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I had this record album years ago and just loved it, but gave it away since I no longer use a record player. It's one of the few albums I've repurchased on CD. The African songs and voices are simply beautiful.
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By Marcia Graham on January 10, 2014
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I got this album and read all the finer details then decided to purchase cd.
Terrific! I am happy that I was able to get the cd at such a fair price!
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this product was supposed to be a present, and it was a great surprise for my Mom.
i recommend it to everyone who like these singers
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