Valanga Khoza was born in South Africa and spent his youth in Alexandra, a black township in Johannesburg, and in rural Transvaal. Growing up in a community where many could neither read or write, music and dance and storytelling were an integral part of the culture of his people. Since moving to Australia in 1976, Valanga has been telling stories and singing about his homeland, South Africa. Sharing stories from his homeland through performance and song keep his culture alive. His solo performance Out Of Africa has toured schools throughout Australia to the enthusiastic acclaim of students and teachers in primary and secondary schools.