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Mama Afrika

as told by Anna Mudeka

Sunday 17 March 7.30 pm

Rich Mix

Tickets £10-12

Zimbabwean born singer, musician and storyteller Anna Mudeka tells the remarkable life story of an iconic South African singer, songwriter and civil rights activist, Miriam Makeba, charting her rise from the townships of Johannesburg to global star, forced into exile for her stand against apartheid and marginalised for championing Black rights.

Told in four character incarnations chronicling a life blighted by hardship, tragedy and struggle; 

Mama Afrika is a story of hope, determination and song, and features many of Makeba’s best loved songs, including Mbube, Pata Pata and Soweto Blues, embodying an irrepressible spirit and integrity and which earned her legendary status.


Mama Afrika is a solo performance by Anna Mudeka and is produced for family audiences of all ages. Script by Zimbabwean writer Tomas Lutuli Brickhill, musical direction by John Vigar at Totena Music, backing soundtrack recorded by Zimbabwean multi-instrumentalist Ziva Guveya. Directed by Tonia Daley-Campbell. Produced by Arts La’Olam. Originally co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre and supported by Arts Council England, The Makeba Foundation and Norwich Theatre