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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
Posted September 13, 2012 12:44 AM

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