In this edition of the BBC’s programme “PM”, Pete Myers meets South African singer, songwriter and political activist Miriam Makeba (1932-2008), who opened the world’s ears to African music. Her personal life not only shot her to stardom on the musical stage but also placed her in the limelight of post-colonial controversy.
Before joining us at Radio Netherlands in 1976, Pete Myers hosted BBC programmes like “Late Night Extra” and “PM” and spoke with many noted personalities and some of the greatest artists in musical and theatre entertainment passing through London in the early 1970’s. This recording is from his personal collection.
Interviewer: Pete Myers
Recorded: February 11, 1972