Clegg back in SA after European tour

2007-12-04 00:00

Johnny Clegg, back in South Africa after an extensive European tour, will perform his latest show, One Life, from Thursday until December 16 at the Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg.

Clegg will be performing songs from his new album as well as his most popular songs from the past.

One Life features Thamela, Clegg’s first ever Zulu-Afrikaans crossover song as well as his first song written in three languages — French, Zulu and English — Faut Pas Baisser Les Bras. The Revolution Will Eat Its Children (anthem for Uncle Bob) is aimed at Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe. Clegg notes how much he — and the international community — respected Nelson Mandela’s decision to step down at the end of his term as president. The suggestion in the song is that some other African rulers succumb to their lust for power rather than stepping down gracefully.

From Europe to the U.S. and from Australia to France, audiences in sold-out venues have danced to songs such as: Crazy Beautiful World, Crocodile Love, I Call Your Name, Take My Heart Away, Scatterlings of Africa, Spirit of the Great Heart and African Sky Blue.

Show times and tickets

Shows are at 8.30 pm on Thursday, at 6 pm on Friday, at 9 pm on Saturday and at 3 pm on Sunday. Tickets are priced from R155 and are available from Computicket at 083 915 8000 or visit

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