" When I approached my 30th birthday in 2014, I could not quell a burning wish to chronicle chapters of the life I have lived and experiences I have had. Thus, I started writing. My desire to write knew no bounds..."
-Musa on writing his memoir
Philadelphia, PA: How did a baby, born in 1984 in South Africa-the world's most complicated system of segregation and apartheid, find his way to the great opera stages of Europe and the United States? How did a child, raised in poverty by his grandmother in Zwide township, attain academic degrees in both South Africa and the United States? What does it take for one boy-or any child-to overcome the debilitating effects of discrimination and impoverishment?
In his newly published autobiography Musa Ngqungwana details his story, from growing up in poverty in South Africa to winning the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2013.
Odyssey of an African Opera Singer: From Zwide Township to the World Stage is now available for purchase and digital download (Kindle edition) on Amazon, Amazon.co.uk, and across Europe (Germany, France, Italy, and Spain) and beginning on October 24, 2014, will also available on these sites in paperback-form.
Paperback copies are already available through Createspace eStore.
Parties interested in ordering copies in bulk are encouraged to contact Musa here.
Musa is currently in the planning stages for a book tour starting in Phildelphia and concluding in Cape Town next year. Further announcements and dates are forthcoming.
... is a recent graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts and a 2013 Grand Finals Winner of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions