A tribute concert for Johnny Clegg a year after his death

Sipho Mchunu during the memorial service of the late South African music legend Jonny Clegg at the Sandton Convention Centre on July 26, 2019.
Sipho Mchunu during the memorial service of the late South African music legend Jonny Clegg at the Sandton Convention Centre on July 26, 2019.
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Music icon and philanthropist Johnny Clegg’s life and music career will be commemorated in concert on Friday 31 July.

“I am excited to announce this very special tribute event celebrating my dad’s life and music, featuring some incredible artists and dedicated to an important cause. Join us!” his son Jesse Clegg posted on Instagram.

The Johnny Clegg Digital Tribute Concert will feature some of South Africa’s favourite artists such as former bandmate Sipho Mchunu, Shekhinah, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Tresor and Jesse Clegg to mention a few.

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I am excited to announce this very special tribute event celebrating my dad’s life and music, featuring some incredible artists and dedicated to an important cause. Join us! Ticket link in bio. CNA Presents Johnny Clegg Digital Tribute Concert - 31 July 2020 The world is full of strange behaviour Every man has to be his own saviour I know I can make it on my own if I try But I'm searching for a great heart to stand me by Underneath the African sky A great heart to stand me by Johnny Clegg had the special quality of being able to unite people across all backgrounds and generations with his music. His music has always been a beacon of hope and inspiration and in a time when South Africans and the world need it the most, the lyrics to Great Heart stand true. In a fitting tribute to one of the most iconic figures in South African music history, the Johnny Clegg Tribute Show is going digital, featuring some of South Africa’s top performers and never seen before footage from Johnny Clegg's life. This digital experience will be held on 31st July, from the comfort of your own home. Johnny Clegg captured the hearts of a nation and the digital tribute concert will feature fellow musicians that will commemorate his life and his musical career. Featuring Artists: Zolani e´Void Jesse Clegg Ard Matthews Dan Patlansky Karen Zoid Sipho Mchunu Ross Learmonth Arno Carstens Soweto Gospel Choir Shekhinah Tresor Majozi Kahn Morbee Francois van Coke Anna Wolf Nicholas Petricca of WALK THE MOON Ticketshop - https://tickets.heroticket.co.za/thero/shops/37a4cd7 Live Stream Dashboard - https://login.heroticket.co.za/thero/JC

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Johnny succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 on 16 July 2019 at his family home in Johannesburg.

His battle with the disease started in 2015. In an interview on eNCA he admitted he was initially scared but that attending a conference addressing pancreatic cancer and meeting people who were going through the same thing made things better.

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Johnny spent 40 years in the music industry and sold more than five million albums.

Ticket types

R100 Tribute Virtual Ticket – access to the live stream.

R150 Competition Virtual Ticket – access to the live stream and stand the chance to win a personalised limited edition Johnny Clegg Final Journey Tour jacket

R200 Donation Virtual Ticket – access to the live stream and a donation of R100 to the Smile Foundation.

Purchasing a ticket will give you access to the digital concert on 31 July 2020 at 8pm.

The concert will be available for rewatch from the 1 to 8 August 2020 if you have a ticket.