UKZN to honour Clegg with doctorate

2013-04-16 00:00

THE University of KwaZulu-Natal will be honouring Johnny Clegg with a Doctor of Music honoris causa this morning.

UKZN spokesperson Nomonde Mbadi praised Clegg’s status in international and southern African popular music, saying his music stems directly from his articulation, through his widely acknowledged musically expressive language, of the most pressing realities of South Africa’s polarised racial and social identities.

She said his musical debut at a crucial moment in the country’s struggle against apartheid was revolutionary in its juxtaposition and reconciliation of white and Zulu culture.

Clegg was instrumental in putting the new SA on the world map.

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