Translating Miriam Makeba Into Dance - Without Makeba
Choreographer Nora Chipaumire's Miriam
, which she describes as "a solo for two people," is definitely a translation rather than a representation of the late South African singing star. "[V]iewers of workshop showings ... complained to Ms. Chipaumire that they couldn't find Makeba at all ... [and] Omar Sosa's score, which runs from dense percussion to ruminative electric piano, refers to Bach's music but not Makeba's."
The New York Times 09/12/12