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Miriam Makeba is a self-titled, debut[1] album by Miriam Makeba. It was released in 1960 on the RCA Victor label.

Miriam Makeba
Studio album by Miriam Makeba
Released 11 May 1960
Genre World music, African music
Length 34:42 (LP); 35:07 (CD)
Label RCA Victor and Gallo Africa
Producer Bob Bollard
Miriam Makeba chronology
Miriam Makeba
The Many Voices of Miriam Makeba

Track listingEdit

1."The Retreat Song"Miriam Makeba2:34
2."Suliram" (Indonesian lullaby)traditional2:45
3."The Click Song"Makeba, Khoza, Majola, Mdedle, Mogosti2:09
6."Lakutshn, Ilanga"Dvashe, Glazer2:07
7."Mbube" (with The Chad Mitchell Trio)Linda3:17
8."The Naughty Little Flea"Thomas3:45
9."Where Does It Lead"Davis2:29
11."House of the Rising Sun"Lopez1:57
13."One More Dance" (with Charles Colman)Carter2:40
14."Iya Guduza"Makeba2:05



  1. ^ "Recorded a year after the international hit musical King Kong (1959), which provided many black South African musicians with the opportunity to escape apartheid, Makeba's debut album paints a compelling portrait of the artist in exile." Miles Keylock, "Miriam Makeba" in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Universe Publishing, 2005), p. 51.