The North American premiere of Mirian Makeba ‘Mama Africa the Musical’

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The North American premiere of Mirian Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical is an inspirational and universal story that will appeal to multi-generational audiences worldwide.

The Musical tells the story of activist and Grammy award-winning musician Miriam Makeba, outlining her role in bringing down apartheid, her varied musical career, betrayals, failed marriages and death of her only daughter while in exile.

Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa The Musical will be performed at the Anhueser Busch Theatre in the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center on the UMSL campus.

Shows are scheduled for September 15, 7:30pm; September 16, 7:30pm; September 17, , 2pm and 7:30pm; and September 18, 2pm. Tickets are $25 for students, $35 for general admission.

A Talk Back with the cast will take place after the Saturday and Sunday matinees.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 866-516-4949.

St. Louis Hosts U.S. Premiere of ‘Miriam Makeba
Mama Africa the Musical’ September 15-18
An international production with a local connection