The story of the late great South African musician & activist, Miriam Makeba, is set to be turned into a feature film.
The film will produced by de Passe Jones Entertainment‘s Suzanne de Passe in collaboration with the Miriam Makeba Estate, Miriam Makeba Foundation and Mama Africa Cultural & Social Trust. de Passe wrote the script for the 1972 Billie Holiday film titled Lady Sings The Blues. Broadway producer Willette Klausner, music producer David Franco and Makeba’s former publicist and confidant, Marc Le Chat will also play a part in the making of the film.
Miriam Makeba who was also known as ‘Mama Africa’ was the first African artist to win a Grammy award in 1966, she worked with other renowned musicians such as Harry Belafonte, Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, Odetta, Hugh Masekela and Paul Simon.