Johnny Clegg, one of South Africa`s most prolific musicians, will be performing once again at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens on Sunday, August 30, at 5pm.
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 is ‘Human’, in 2010.
Concertgoers can look forward to hearing a plethora of Clegg’s hits, like ‘Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World’, ‘Scatterlings of Africa’, ‘I Call Your Name’, ‘Impi’, ‘Asimbonanga’ and ‘Great Heart’.
The dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, activist and French knight was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in 2013 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.
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.
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