Monday, November 10, 2008

Pata Pata

Miriam Makeba was one of my mother's favorite singers while I was growing up. I'd come home from school and hear "Pata, Pata" booming from our stereo and my mother singing along with the sultry sound.

She died today, on stage in Italy. Another voice from my past gone.


AMGallegos said...

Miriam Makeba was a true treasure. I also found out that Yma Sumac died last week too. Sadly, another unique voice has passed.

Yma Sumac

CJGallegos said...

Yma Sumac!?? She too was a favorite of Bonn Bea's. Both of them so unique.