Due to public demand, Johnny Clegg is bringing his Royal Albert Hall show to the Grand Arena at GrandWest for one show only on May 31.
A year ago, Clegg wowed London audiences with his show ‘A South African Story’ at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. After the success of that show, Clegg played sold out shows at The Teatro at Montecasino in Johannesburg in November last year and now it is Cape Town’s turn.
‘A South African Story’ covers Clegg’s life through his music, and is an inspiring and uplifting voyage. The show shares the story of his life and tells how local and international history influenced his music.
The show will include various forms of dance that influenced him and is supported by visuals that have not been seen before from Johnny’s archives as well as state of the art lighting, sound and projection. This production will include some of Clegg’s hits, like ‘Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World’, ‘Scatterlings of Africa’, ‘I Call Your Name’, ‘Impi’, ‘Asimbonanga’, ‘Great Heart’ and ‘African Sky Blue, as well as special guest artists and some intimate unplugged moments.
Last year Clegg was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga for his contributions and achievements in the field of bridging African traditional music with other music forms, promoting racial understanding among racially divided groups in South Africa, working for a non-racial society and being a spokesperson for the release of political prisoners.