“Give Us Our Land” Performed by Harry Belafonte (1965) & “The Train Song (Mbombela)” Performed by Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba (1965)

July 22, 2012



“Give Us Land”  sung by Harry Belafonte.


“The Train Song (Mbombela)” Duet performed by Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba.

These two songs are from the 1965 Grammy Winner for  Best Folk Recording or Folk Performance ” An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba” by  Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba on RCA Records.

This studio album is the first I have blogged about, in the history of OSML, that I have never heard!  After listening to the tracks I can understand why this collection was awarded the Grammy in 1965 and suggest that you too become the proud owner of this collection of folk songs. Even though I don’t know the language of the lyrics … the feelings have been communicated and the music is hauntingly beautiful.

I first heard singer/activist Miriam Makeba’s  music when her 1957 South African single “Pata Pata” was released here in the US in 1967! I loved that track.

But thanks to my blogging hobby I have now discovered this award winning gem of an album and intend to do a little more research for other music I have not heard recorded by  both Miss Makeba and Mr. Belafonte.

Musically Yours,

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