Johnny Clegg, one of South Africa’s most prolific musicians, will make his return to The Baxter Theatre in Cape Town after 10 years for a set of rare unplugged performances from September 16 to 22.
This intimate show will include storytelling by Clegg, where he talks about the events in his life and political history of South Africa and the world at that time that motivated him to write many of his songs. It is a personal journey that promised to be uplifting, moving and also humorous at times.
Clegg has sold more than five million albums worldwide and 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, the most recent of which was ‘Human’, in 2010.
The dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, activist and French knight was recently awarded three honorary doctorates from Dartmouth College, CUNY and University of the Witwatersrand. On Freedom day, April 27, 2012, Clegg received the presidential IKHAMANGA award as part of the National Orders ceremony. The National Orders are the highest honour a citizen can receive for his/her contribution to South Africa.
* Tickets from R257 to R390 can be booked at Computicket. For more information, visit www.realsa.co.za.