Miriam Makeba honoured in New York

A tribute was made to the singer, with young stars performing her songs.

Miriam Makeba. Picture: Supplied.

NEW YORK - The late Miriam Makeba continues to inspire a new generation of female singers.

A tribute to Makeba capped off a month-long series dedicated to celebrating 20 years of South Africa's democracy in New York last night.

The likes of Desmond Tutu and Alicia Keys were among those in the audience.

Grammy Award winning singer, Angelique Kidjo, performed hits like Pata Pata to a captivated audience.

She brought out young British singer Laura Mvula too.

Whoopie Goldberg opened the evening sharing memories of Makeba, calling her a remarkable woman.