Johnny Clegg - dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, activist and French knight and recently became a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). Whilst all of these tags are fitting, none of them can accurately describe the energetic, passionate human being who has become one of South Africa's greatest musical exports. He has campaigned against the injustice of apartheid South Africa and been instrumental in putting the new South Africa on the map as a cultural ambassador. More info on Johnny's life and achievements is available here.
Recently awarded honorary doctorates from Dartmouth College, CUNY, UKZN and University of the Witwatersrand, Johnny, a former Grammy nominee and Billboard music award winner, still tours regularly, both at home and abroad, with dates pegged for 2016 in Europe and north America. Be sure not to miss his dynamic live act should it come your way. A list of current tour dates is available on this page.
NORTH AMERICA SPRING TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
Eastern Cape Unplugged Tour
Following on from the success of the JOHNNY CLEGG BEST, LIVE AND UNPLUGGED Eastern Cape tour (10 sold out shows in 10 days) in May 2014, Johnny Clegg will be returning to the Eastern Cape in December 2015.
15th Dec – Boardwalk Festival Lawn, Port Elizabeth
16th Dec – Old Selbornian Club, East London
18th to 21st Dec – The Whitehouse Theatre, Plettenberg Bay
These shows will see Johnny Clegg performing with his band, and will include storytelling by Johnny, where he talks about the events in his life and the world at that time that motivated him to write that song. It is a personal journey, which is uplifting, moving and also humorous at times.
Johnny’s unplugged shows are coming to an end in this series and this will be one of the last opportunities to hear the stories behind the hits in this intimate format.
Do not miss out on this exclusive series of events this December.
Johnny Clegg has wowed audiences with his live shows, including performances with Nelson Mandela, and won a number of national and international awards for his music and for his outspoken views on apartheid and migrant workers in South Africa. He has released two dozen albums.
Johnny Clegg is a dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, activist and recently became a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). Whilst all of these tags are fitting, none of them can accurately describe the energetic, passionate human being who has become one of South Africa's greatest musical exports. Clegg is an icon of South African music.
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