LEGENDARY singer and songwriter, Johnny Clegg makes a welcome and popular return to the Joburg stage in April where he will perform at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre.
Clegg will be returning to South African shores after having performed at The Royal Albert Hall in March – the first solo South African act to do so.
Audiences will experience the thrill of music and dance with this South African icon as he links his music to the journey South Africa has taken over the past 30 years.
During this time Clegg has become one of South Africa’s most famous exports while retaining his popularity in his home country. Aside from his musical success, he is widely recognised and respected as an anthropologist, academic and activist. Clegg also campaigned against the injustice of apartheid South Africa and has been instrumental in putting the new South Africa on the map.
His energetic and passionate persona, together with his anthemic hits, has made Clegg an outstanding musical ambassador for his country. By combining African music structures with Celtic folk music and international rock sounds, Clegg pioneered a new and unique sound. From Europe to the States,
from Australia to Potchefstroom and London, audiences in sold out venues have danced to “Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World”, “Scatterlings of Africa”, “I Call Your Name”, “Impi”, “Asimbonanga”, “Great Heart”, and “African Sky Blue”.
Last year Clegg was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga for his excellent contribution and achievement in the field of bridging African traditional music with other music forms, promoting racial understanding among racially divided groups in South Africa under difficult apartheid conditions, working for a non-racial society and being an outstanding spokesperson for the release of political prisoners.
The Shows take place from April 12-13 April, at 9pm at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre and tickets are priced between R161 and R263 and are available through Computicket or at The Lyric Box Office on 011 248 5000. Group Bookings are accepted.
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