Johnny Clegg will be returning from an extensive sold out tour in America this May, to take his highly acclaimed Best, Live and Unplugged tour to Kwa-Zulu Natal for 2 shows only. For the first time ever, Johnny will be performing at the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya on 4th & 5th June 2014.
This very intimate show will include storytelling by Johnny 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 that song. It is a personal journey, which is uplifting, moving and also humorous at times. Do not miss out on this exclusive intimate event.
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 and has just released a new unplugged album from his sold out shows at The Baxter Theatre in September 2013, titled BEST, LIVE and UNPLUGGED. Johnny Clegg is a dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic and activist. 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.
Recently awarded three honorary doctorates from Dartmouth College, CUNY and University of the Witwatersrand, on Freedom day, the 27th of April 2012, Johnny 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.