Johnny Clegg - dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, activist and French knight and recently became a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). Whilst all of these tags are fitting, none of them can accurately describe the energetic, passionate human being who has become one of South Africa's greatest musical exports. He has campaigned against the injustice of apartheid South Africa and been instrumental in putting the new South Africa on the map as a cultural ambassador. More info on Johnny's life and achievements is available here.
Recently awarded honorary doctorates from Dartmouth College, CUNY, UKZN and University of the Witwatersrand, Johnny, a former Grammy nominee and Billboard music award winner, still tours regularly, both at home and abroad, with dates pegged for 2016 in Europe and north America. Be sure not to miss his dynamic live act should it come your way.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden bids farewell to Johnny Clegg.
“Kirstenbosch is pleased to announce that we will host a Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden farewell to Johnny Clegg. Johnny has played at the Garden for the past 10 years and has agreed to bring his Final Journey tour to the Garden. This will be his final performance in Cape Town. Unlike the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts, the show will be at night forming part of his farewell tour.”
Nearly forty years after he began one of music’s most remarkable careers, Johnny Clegg is embarking on his Final World Tour, titled The Final Journey.
The Johnny Clegg Final Journey concert at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden will be held on Saturday 25th November 2017 at 7pm. Tickets for this concert are on sale NOW at Computicket.com or by calling 083 915 8000.
The tour which has seen 12 sold out concerts in South Africa and two sold out London concerts, is built around Clegg’s unparalleled repertoire of songs which began with the release of Juluka’s Universal Men in 1979 and continued through the Savuka years and his more recent solo work.
Clegg’s many different hits and live favourites will be brought to life on the Kirstenbosch Garden stage, supported by his world-class live band.
Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey World Tour represents the peak of a career that has combined near matchless music success with sustained - and significant - social, political and cultural impact.
Clegg’s recorded output as part of Juluka, Savuka and solo has earned him millions of record sales, countless awards and nominations (including a Grammy nomination) and multiple international releases, all eagerly consumed by a truly global audience. He was the forerunner of combining Western musical styles with African ones, sparking a revolution in South African music that can be still be heard in the work of artists today.
Most potently, Clegg’s ability to illuminate the connectedness of all human beings through his music meant he was a pioneer of social cohesion in South Africa. He also provided a portal for international audiences to gain a deeper understanding of the anti-apartheid movement and the journey towards, and ultimately into, freedom. For this, Clegg has received many different honours including an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), the South African Order of Ikhamanga and the French Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (Knight of Arts and Letters) , as well as several honorary doctorates.
Additional dates are set to be added later in the year for what promises to be the most powerfully emotional live shows of a truly singular South African – a dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, and activist like no other.
Tickets for the South African dates of Johnny Clegg’s Final Journey World Tour are available through Computicket.com or by calling 083 915 8000.
Dubai tickets are available from www.dubaiopera.com
Tickets for this unmissable event will sell fast as fans ensure they don’t miss this South African on his Final Cape Town concert.
Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey World Tour first phase dates:
Confirmed dates below. Extra dates will be added as they confirm.
09.20 Dubai, UAE http://www.dubaiopera.com/
10.14 Berklee Performance Center, Boston MA | Book
10.16 Palais Montcalm, Quebec QU | Book
10.18 Koerner Hall, Toronto ON | Book
10.19 Place des Arts, Montreal | Book
10.21 Capitol Theatre, Concord, NH | Book
10.23 & 24 BB Kings, New York City | Book
10.26 Keswick Theatre, Glenside (Philadelphia) PA | Book
10.27 Warner Theatre, Washington DC | Book
10.29 Park West, Chicago IL | Book
10.30 Balboa Theatre, San Diego CA | Book
11.01 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA Note this is a General Admission show | Book
11.02 Boulder Theatre, Boulder CO | Book
11.25 Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town | book
01.26-01.27 – The Boardwalk, Port Elizabeth
Tickets for the South African dates of Johnny Clegg's Final Journey World Tour are available through Computicket.com or by calling 083 915 8000. Direct Ticketing link - South Africa
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