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Johnny Clegg is back home after a sell out performance at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

Johnny Clegg

Johnny Clegg is back home after a sell out performance at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

Johnny Clegg had the entire audience at The Royal Albert Hall up on their feet at his South African Story show last Wednesday night (27.3.2013).

Fans from all over London, South Africans and Londoners alike, attended the show at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall where Johnny Clegg made his debut performance as a solo artist.

Joburgers - don’t feel too left out, as Johnny Clegg will be making a welcome and popular return to the Joburg stage on the 12 & 13 April 2013 where he will perform at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre.

Audiences will experience the thrill of music and dance with this South African icon as he links his music to the journey South Africa has taken over the past 30 years.

During this time Clegg has become one of South Africa’s most famous exports while retaining his popularity in his home country. Aside from his musical success, he is widely recognised and respected as an anthropologist, academic and activist. Clegg also campaigned against the injustice of apartheid South Africa and has been instrumental in putting the new South Africa on the map.

His energetic and passionate persona, together with his anthemic hits, has made Clegg an outstanding musical ambassador for his country. By combining African music structures with Celtic folk music and international rock sounds, Clegg pioneered a new and unique sound. From Europe to the States, from Australia to Potchefstroom and London, audiences in sold out venues have danced to “Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World”, “Scatterlings of Africa”, “I Call Your Name”, “Impi”, “Asimbonanga”, “Great Heart”, and “African Sky Blue”.

Last year Clegg was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga for his excellent contribution and achievement in the field of bridging African traditional music with other music forms, promoting racial understanding among racially divided groups in South Africa under difficult apartheid conditions, working for a non-racial society and being an outstanding spokesperson for the release of political prisoners.

Shows take place from 12th to 13th April, at 21:00 at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre. Tickets are priced between R161 and R263 and are available through Computicket or at The Lyric Box Office on 011 248 5000.

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