Miriam Makeba sings "Pata Pata"


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In what alternate universe was Miriam Makeba on the Ed Sullivan show?? Phenomenal!


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Are you kidding? Ed Sullivan’s producers were some of the strongest advocates anywhere for musical diversity and innovation. For example, Harry Belafonte was on Sullivan a whole bunch of times, including while he was blacklisted by HUAC.

Here are Belafonte and Makeba together on Sullivan, a few years before her Pata Pata performance:


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I have a different version on my phone, but I like how clearly this was recorded, while still in the “live” genre.


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No, I am not kidding. I just did not know this before.


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