Shungudzo's life is like a movie, with twists and turns. Born in the United States, the singer spent her early years in Zimbabwe where she became the first Black woman to represent Zimbabwe as a gymnast at the All-Africa Games. She then moved back to attend Stanford University, where she got involved in charity work. She was also featured on a reality show, all the while making music.
We talk to Shungudzo about how these life experiences fed her songwriting and hear her perform a few tracks from her latest album, I'm Not A Mother, But I Have Children. Hear the complete session via the audio player and watch the performance from NPR Live Sessions via the video player.