Nancy Sutton Smith
Sharon Katz, John Kani
They said it couldn’t – and shouldn’t – be done. South Africa was in flames from political violence, and the racist apartheid government was holding the reins of power. But when South African musician and music therapist Sharon Katz joined with singer and educator Nonhlanhla Wanda to form a 500-voice multiracial choir and break through apartheid’s barriers, there was no turning back. Thousands lined the streets around Durban City Hall in 1993 to attend the original “When Voices Meet” concert. Threatened with bombs and thwarted at every turn, they prevailed and railroaded across the country aboard The Peace Train.