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Johnny Clegg - The Final Journey World Tour - Dubai

Johnny Clegg

Date: 20th September 2017
Venue: Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, The Opera District, Dubai
Tickets: From AED250 at www.dubaiopera.com

Nearly forty years after he began one of music’s most remarkable careers, Johnny Clegg is embarking on his Final World Tour, titled The Final Journey.

The tour which has seen 12 sold out concerts in South Africa and two sold out London concerts, is built around Clegg’s unparalleled repertoire of songs which began with the release of Juluka’s Universal Men in 1979 and continued through the Savuka years and his more recent solo work.

Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey World Tour represents the peak of a career that has combined near matchless music success with sustained - and significant - social, political and cultural impact.

Clegg’s recorded output as part of Juluka, Savuka and solo has earned him millions of record sales, countless awards and nominations (including a Grammy nomination) and multiple international releases, all eagerly consumed by a truly global audience. He was the forerunner of combining Western musical styles with African ones, sparking a revolution in South African music that can be still be heard in the work of artists today.

Most potently, Clegg’s ability to illuminate the connectedness of all human beings through his music meant he was a pioneer of social cohesion in South Africa. He also provided a portal for international audiences to gain a deeper understanding of the anti-apartheid movement and the journey towards, and ultimately into, freedom. For this, Clegg has received many different honours including an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), the South African Order of Ikhamanga and the French Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (Knight of Arts and Letters) , as well as several honorary doctorates.

Additional dates are set to be added later in the year for what promises to be the most powerfully emotional live shows of a truly singular South African – a dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, and activist like no other.

Current Tour dates:

20th September – Dubai Opera, Dubai
14th October - Berkelee Theatre, Boston
16th October - Palais Montcalm, Quebec
18th October - Koerner Hall, Toronto
19th October - Place des Arts, Montreal
23rd & 24th October - BB Kings, New York City
26th October - Keswick Theatre, Glenside (Philadelphia)
27th October - Warner Theatre, Washington DC
25th November 2017 – Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town
26th & 27th January 2018 – The Boardwalk ICC, Port Elizabeth

Dubai tickets are available from www.dubaiopera.com

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