Mthetho blew the audience away at the 2012 TedxTeen conference in NYC. Check out his performance below:
And watch Mthetho’s TedxTeen Talk, “The Power of Listening,” here:
(Mthetho’s name was spelled “Mteto Maphoyi” at TedxTeen…it was mistakenly spelled that way in his passport. Mthetho himself spells his name, “Mthetho Mapoyi.” BBC chose to spell Mthetho’s name as a combination of the two – “Mthetho Maphoyi.” Our SEO experts advised we follow suit so that googlers can find him, and Mthetho says he doesn’t mind.)
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…)