Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba

Trailer Review Orpheum Tickets


Part of the SONIC WAVE film series.

Monday, December 18 7:00p

World-famous South African singer Miriam Makeba spent half a century traveling the world to sing for fighting racism, poverty, and to promote justice. This documentary highlights moments in her life and visits family and friends who pay tribute to a woman who embodied the hopes and the voice of Africa. (dir. Mika Kaurismaki, 2019, 88m) 

“What ultimately stands is a portrait of a woman for whom the term “cultural ambassador” was meant, whose dynamic range and earth-wide smile made the words and sounds pouring from her like a hand extended, a heart exposed, a story of the world made achingly real.” – Los Angeles Times