ODYSSEY OF A SOUTH AFRICAN OPERA SINGER

By Musa Ngqung­wana

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It is a dif­fi­cult un­der­tak­ing for any hu­man to es­cape the cy­cle of poverty, but to do so from one of the world’s most com­plex po­lit­i­cal sys­tems, with a bru­tal his­tory of seg­re­ga­tion and de­pri­va­tion, is noth­ing short of a mir­a­cle. Not only did Musa Ngqung­wana man­age to ex­tri­cate him­self from his im­pov­er­ished past, but he found his way to the great opera houses of the world, at­tain­ing im­mense suc­cess in an af­flu­ent art form that bears no re­sem­blance to his up­bring­ing or cul­ture. Odyssey of an African Opera Singer is a cap­ti­vat­ing story of Musa’s jour­ney from SA’s town­ships to the world’s stages.

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