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Bongi Makeba

Singer from South Africa

Bongi Makeba (20 December 1950 – 1985) was a South African singer/songwriter. She was the only child of singer Miriam Makeba with her first husband, James Kubay. Makeba was born in South Africa. She recorded only one solo album, Bongi Makeba, Blow On Wind (pläne-records) before she died of complications following childbirth in 1985 and was buried in Conakry, Guinea. Some of her songs could be heard years later in her mother's repertoire. With her American husband Nelson Lee, in the early to mid-1970s she made the 7" record "Bongi and Nelson" featuring two soul tracks arranged by George Butcher: "That's the Kind of Love" and "I Was So Glad" (France: Syliphone). Makeba had three children: Nelson Lumumba Lee, Zenzi Monique Lee, and a son who died shortly after birth.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1950-12-20
Nationality
South Africa
Profession
Singer

Death

Date of death
1985

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