Ask! Authors! Anything! with Megan McCafferty & Rebecca Stead | Smart Girls at the Party
Leopoldo F. Fleming, who—born in Puerto Rico—was raised in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands), and Spanish Harlem, before becoming a leading percussionist, playing for Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone, among others.
Miriam Makeba was known as Mama Africa and the Empress of African song. She was one of the most visible and outspoken opponents of South Africa's apartheid regime from the 1960s till its dismantling in the early 1990s. She was also the anti-apartheid movement's most audible spokesperson..... Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/nov/11/miriam-makeba-obituary