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Mbongeni Ngema & Hugh Masakela
VenueRoyal Alexandra Theatre
September, 4 1990 - October, 13 1990
Season1990/91 Main Season
Lincoln Center Theater, Committed Artists/ Mbongeni Ngema
Sarafina! is a South African musical by Mbongeni Ngema depicting the student uprising against apartheid in Soweto told from the point of view of an ambitious school girl actress-activist named Sarafina. It had its Canadian premiere at the Royal Alex in September 1990.
The creation of the musical was chronicled in the documentary film, Voices of Sarafina! A film adaptation was made in 1992 starring Whoopi Goldberg and Leleti Khumalo.