'Celebrated son of SA': Johnny Clegg on stage tomorrow

2011-05-27 00:00

LEGENDARY South African singer, Johnny Clegg will be performing in the main arena at the Royal Agricultural Show in Pietermaritzburg tomorrow. The Military Tattoo will start proceedings, followed by Clegg and the GoodLuck band.

A celebrated son of South Africa, Clegg founded two bands — Juluka (which means “sweat” in Zulu), and Savuka (which means “we have risen”) — before embarking on a solo career. Clegg has also performed in all four of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Aids Awareness Concerts in South Africa and in Norway.

Mandela joined him on stage during the rendition of Asimbonanga, a song written by Clegg about Mandela and other struggle heroes during the former president’s period of incarceration.

Entry to the concert is free to all Royal Show visitors.

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