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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").[2]

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Studio album by
Released25 April 2000
GenreAfrican music
Miriam Makeba chronology
Sing Me a Song
Live at Berns Salonger, Stockholm, Sweden, 1966
Professional ratings
Review scores
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[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.[3]

Track listingEdit

  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


  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Makeba Returns With homeland': Putumayo Set Deals With Pain Of Exile, Joy Of Homecoming". Entertainment & Arts > Music Industry.
  3. ^ Michael Levinsohn was the executive producer and financed the production of the record. "43rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominations Coverage" (SHTML). Entertainment. Digital Hit. 2001.