Month: March 2012

Mthetho Maphoyi in NYC

This Tuesday, Mthetho will arrive in New York City for the first time in order to present at the 2012 TedxTeen Conference.  He’ll be giving a talk on his life as a self-taught opera singer in the townships outside of Hermanus, Stellenbosch and Cape Town, South Africa.  He’ll be speaking between noon and 1:00 US Eastern Daylight Time (here is the schedule: my best guess is that he will speak at 12:30).

The talk is fully booked already, but you can watch online at http://tedxteen.com/

Here’s a sneak preview of the video clip he’ll include in his talk:

(For clarity, Mthetho Mapoyi’s passport reads “Mteto Maphoyi,” the spelling adopted by TedxTeen.  Oh, translating from isiXhosa…)