Homeland (Miriam Makeba album)

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Homeland
Studio album by Miriam Makeba
Released 19 May 2000
Recorded 2000
Genre African music
Label Putumayo
Miriam Makeba chronology
Africa
(1991)
'''Homeland'''
(2000)
Live at Berns Salonger, Stockholm, Sweden, 1966
(2003)

Homeland is a 2000 album by South African singer Miriam Makeba. It was released in 2000 on CD by world music label Putumayo. It includes a duet starring Makeba and Zenzi Lee in a renovated version of Makeba's trademark hit song "Pata Pata" (1967), entitled "Pata Pata 2000". Congolese pop star Lokua Kanza also contributed to this album both as a songwriter (for "Homeland" and "Lindelani") and as a singer ("Lindelani").[1]

Both the title-track and the whole record are largely conceived as a celebration of the end of apartheid. The record was released a few days before the South African Freedom Day on 27 April 2000. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best World Music Album category.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Masakhane" – 4:42
  2. "Amaliya" – 3:12
  3. "Pata Pata 2000" – 3:49
  4. "'Cause We Live for Love" – 4:35
  5. "Liwa Wechi" – 3:30
  6. "Lindelani" – 3:14
  7. "Homeland" – 4:06
  8. "Umhome" – 5:09
  9. "Africa Is Where My Heart Lies" – 4:39
  10. "In Time" – 5:01

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Makeba Returns With homeland': Putumayo Set Deals With Pain Of Exile, Joy Of Homecoming". Entertainment & Arts > Music Industry. AllBusiness.com. 
  2. ^ Michael Levinsohn was the executive producer and financed the production of the record. "43rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominations Coverage" (SHTML). Entertainment. Digital Hit. 2001.