- South Africa lost music legend Johnny Clegg in 2019 but his legacy still lives on and he will soon be remembered with a benefit concert
- Mzansi artists like Lira, Black Coffee, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse and Francois van Coke will be part of this monumental musical gathering
- A dance tribute performed by dancers from Zululand and the local hostels is expected to be one the highlights of the tribute concert to Johnny Clegg
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South Africa's finest performers are set to bring the stage alive with a tribute concert, Johnny Clegg – The Tribute Show to honour late music legend Johnny Clegg.
Johnny was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and died last year from the illness.
The line-up is packed with the best performers to come out of South Africa such as Prime Circle, Just Jinjer, Karen Zoid, Black Coffee, Soweto Gospel Choir, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Francois van Coke, Jesse Clegg, Cito from Wonderboom, Zolani Mahola, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Majozi, Kurt Darren, Young Mbazo, The Parlotones, Lira, Arno Carstens and Matthew Mole.
Briefly.co.za learned that special appearances are expected from Johnny’s long-time friend, Sipho Mchunu (from Juluka fame) as well as Ella Mental and éVOID.
Everyone knows how much Johnny loved the Zulu dances and chants, so a concert in his name will not be complete without dancing and music from Zululand and the local hostels.
This event will take place at the Emmarentia Botanical Gardens in Johannesburg on Saturday, 25 April.
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Briefly.co.za after his death reported that he fought for the freedom and abolition of apartheid in our country through music. His musical exploits eventually earned him the OBE (Order of the British Empire) and the OIS (Order of Ikhamanga).
Money raised at the event will go towards the Click Foundation, supporting The Friends of Johnny Clegg charity which was established in December 2018.
The focus of the Click Foundation is the implementation of an online phonetics-based English literacy programme in over 160 underprivileged primary schools, reaching more than 100,000 learners.
Tickets for Johnny Clegg – The Tribute Show are available from Computicket.
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