Miriam Makeba, 1932 - 2008
"The sudden passing of our beloved Miriam has saddened us … For many decades, starting in the years before we went to prison, MaMiriam featured prominently in our lives and we enjoyed her moving performances. When she went into exile she continued to make us proud as she used her worldwide fame to focus attention on the abomination of apartheid. Her music inspired a powerful sense of hope in all of us. She was a mother to our struggle and to the young nation of ours.
"It was fitting that her last moments were spent on a stage, enriching the hearts and lives of others - and again in support of a good cause."
I chose this clip not because of the music but because it shows what she stood for.
"I never understood why I couldn't come home. I never committed any crime."