Sunday, April 27, 2008
Not the version I was looking for... a tantalizing version of this song featured prominently - but only briefly - in When We Were Kings, but the fuckers didn't even put that version on the soundtrack. So, this one, from a decade earlier. The performance from When We Were Kings just lurked and soared simultaneously. This one doesn't quite get a chance to, mostly because she spends a minute and a half introducing her band.
I imagine the best way to hear this song is in a totally dark theater, with a spot focused tightly just on Miriam Makeba's eyes.