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FLiCX: Mama Africa--Miriam Makeba

Wednesday, October 18, 2017,

  • Location: Belcourt Theatre

Students who commit to checking in with the FLiCX administrator by no later than 6:45pm, and to staying through the dicussion, may RSVP on this page for tickets purchased by the dean of students office. 

Since seating is limited, we must remind participants of the following:

  • that if you RSVP in the affirmative, and your plans change, you are expected to log back in and change your status to “not attending;”
  • that Vanderbilt participants must RSVP for themselves, and may not be “guests;” and
  • that non-Vanderbilt guests are limited to one per participant.

 Internationally famous South African singer Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) spent half a century travelling the world spreading her political message to fight racism, poverty and promote justice and peace. Through rare archive footage of her performances and through testimonies of her contemporaries and supporters including Harry Belafonte, Stokely Carmichael, Hugh Masekela, Paul Simon, Angélique Kidjo and many others - we discover Miriam Makeba’s remarkable journey.

 "The filmmakers present Makeba as a woman divided between her political activism and music, and equally dedicated to both. She was the first black woman to speak at the United Nations, in 1963, and gained her nickname "Mama Africa" for the way she brought together the African continent and the attention she brought it from the rest of the world." —Hollywood Reporter