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African Soprano Journeys from Village to World’s Great Concert Halls

She has performed for heads of state and at royal weddings around the world and impressed audiences at some of the great concert halls. But Zandile Mzazi remains virtually unknown in her home country, South Africa. Mzazi, 32, comes from the tiny, rural town of Elliot in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. She is petite and soft-spoken, but Mzazi said she is “on this Earth to make a noise.” “My mom said when I was born, the first day I cried so much!  She said, ‘My gosh! ...

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