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About Mbongeni Ngema

Ngema was the main creative force behind the hugely popular Broadway musical "Sarafina," which was later made into a movie with Whoopie Goldberg. His score helped introduce a generation of people to the exuberant harmonies of South African singing, and to the horror and confusion of life under apartheid. The show focuses on the struggles of a student named Sarafina who gets caught up in the student uprisings in Soweto in the 1970s. Ngema also wrote and directed "Woza Albert," another apartheid-era piece that helped bring the plight of South Africans to the world's attention.

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Ngema was the main creative force behind the hugely popular Broadway musical "Sarafina," which was later made into a movie with Whoopie Goldberg. His score helped introduce a generation of people to the exuberant harmonies of South African singing, and to the horror and confusion of life under apartheid. The show focuses on the struggles of a student named Sarafina who gets caught up in the student uprisings in Soweto in the 1970s. Ngema also wrote and directed "Woza Albert," another apartheid-era piece that helped bring the plight of South Africans to the world's attention.

About Mbongeni Ngema

Ngema was the main creative force behind the hugely popular Broadway musical "Sarafina," which was later made into a movie with Whoopie Goldberg. His score helped introduce a generation of people to the exuberant harmonies of South African singing, and to the horror and confusion of life under apartheid. The show focuses on the struggles of a student named Sarafina who gets caught up in the student uprisings in Soweto in the 1970s. Ngema also wrote and directed "Woza Albert," another apartheid-era piece that helped bring the plight of South Africans to the world's attention.

About Mbongeni Ngema

Ngema was the main creative force behind the hugely popular Broadway musical "Sarafina," which was later made into a movie with Whoopie Goldberg. His score helped introduce a generation of people to the exuberant harmonies of South African singing, and to the horror and confusion of life under apartheid. The show focuses on the struggles of a student named Sarafina who gets caught up in the student uprisings in Soweto in the 1970s. Ngema also wrote and directed "Woza Albert," another apartheid-era piece that helped bring the plight of South Africans to the world's attention.