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Johnny Clegg Tour Dates - March & April 2013

Johnny Clegg

Johnny Clegg will be performing a few shows locally in South Africa (Durban, Cape Town & JHB) around his Royal Albert Hall London concert.

Following on his concert at the Durban Botanical Gardens last year, where Johnny Clegg broke all The Gardens’ attendance records, he will be performing with his band at The Playhouse Opera Theatre from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th March 2013. Tickets range from R171 to R315 and are available from Computicket

Says Johnny " It’s been ages since I gave a theatrical style performance in Durban and I am looking forward to bringing my theatre show to audiences in eThekwini. The show traces the personal history of my involvement with the Zulu migrant labour community over the past 40 years. All of the cultural and musical influences in my music are revealed as well playing all the favourite hit songs that consolidated my career as a singer/songwriter. The show is also peppered with stories and anecdotes describing events and incidents which shaped the content and direction of the music. "

Johnny Clegg is taking his highly acclaimed A SOUTH AFRICAN STORY to the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 27th March 2013. This story covers Johnny’s life through his music, and is an inspiring and uplifting voyage. Experience the thrill of music and dance with Johnny Clegg that links his music to the journey South Africa has taken over the past 30 years.

Johnny will be the first Solo South African act to ever perform at The Royal Albert Hall. Says Johnny Clegg: "The Royal Albert Hall is a very prestigious venue and the last time I played there, I was a support act for Steve Winwood in 1989. It's with great excitement and anticipation that I look forward to headlining my own show in this venue some 23 years later."

Tickets from £30 to £60 available from the Royal Albert Hall

On his return from London he will be performing on 7th April at The Kirstenbosch Gardens. Gates open at 16h00. Tickets available from Webtickets

For the third year running, Johnny will be returning to The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City for two shows on Friday 12th & Saturday 13th April. Show times 9pm.Tickets from R161 to R263 and are available from Computicket

On 16th April Johnny Clegg will be honoured by the University Of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) with an Honorary Doctor of Music degree. “His musical career demonstrates pride in the African heritage and his role is pioneering in its mediation between pervasive power asymmetries imbued by modernity to Africa and South Africa in particular…….. Through his musical talent, musical performances and anthropological research, articulated the dynamicity of both industrial and changing Zulu culture in the contemporary era. His pioneering scholarly research has delved into the most contentious issues of Zulu cultural adaption, including adaptive social performance practices and indigenous forms of conflict resolution. Clegg – who campaigned against the injustices of apartheid and was instrumental in putting the new South Africa on the world map - has performed at all four of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Aids Awareness Concerts in South Africa and Norway.”

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