Johnny Clegg to appear locally

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 26, 2009 11:38

South African musician Johnny Clegg will play one show only on an upcoming visit to Israel - in Jerusalem.




Johnny Clegg to appear locally

Johnny Clegg 88 248. (photo credit: Courtesy)

South African musician Johnny Clegg will play one show only on an upcoming visit to Israel - in Jerusalem. Aside from three decades of making music, Clegg - a "secular Jew" who grew up in the UK, Israel, Rhodesia, Zambia and South Africa - is known for his fight against apartheid and his study of anthropology. He is also a dancer, songwriter and French knight. Clegg's songs mix Zulu and English lyrics and African music with Western pop. After the break-up of Juluka, his racially mixed band (the first in South Africa) in 1986, Clegg formed Savuka, another racially mixed band that saw great success in France and was nominated for a Grammy. Clegg then embarked on a solo career. He will perform here on June 18.


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