South African singer, long-time anti-apartheid activist, and UN Food and Agriculture Organization Goodwill Ambassador Miriam Makeba died this morning at the age of 76.

A fitting epitaph:

“I just told the world the truth, and if the truth then becomes political, I can’t do anything about that.”

And a video of her performing her most famous song, Pata-Pata, in 1979.

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