Eclectic line-up confirmed for Johnny Clegg Tribute Concert
The artists will come together to pay homage to the late icon in the build-up to the first anniversary of his death on 16 July.
They will be joined by Lira, Prime Circle, Just Jinjer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, Francois van Coke, Jesse Clegg, Cito from Wonderboom, Zolani Mahola, Majozi, Kurt Darren, Young Mbazo, The Parlotones, Arno Carstens and Matthew Mole.
Ella Mental, éVoid and Juluka co-founder and Clegg’s long-time friend, Sipho Mchunu, will also make special appearances. In addition, the commemoration will feature dancers from Zululand’s hostels.
“Jesse, Jaron and I are incredibly excited and proud to be able to celebrate Johnny’s life on the 25th of April with a day of music and togetherness,” Clegg’s widow, Jenny Clegg, said.
“For someone who was so passionate about human connection and the role of music, art and culture, this event embraces and celebrates who he was and what his legacy stands for.”
Johnny Clegg’s ex-manager and friend, Roddy Quin, siad: “Johnny’s style of music traversed cultural barriers like few others and he used his music to speak to every person and to show us what it was to embrace other cultures without losing your identity.”