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South African musician and anti-apartheid icon

Johnny Clegg is ...

Born 7 Jun 1953 in Bacup
Died 16 Jul 2019 in Johannesburg
Age66 years, 1 month
Causepancreatic cancer
Johnny Clegg
Johnny Clegg
Johnny Clegg à la fête de l'Humanité, France

About Johnny Clegg

Jonathan Paul Clegg, OBE, OIS (7 June 1953 – 16 July 2019) was a South African musician and anthropologist. His band Juluka began as a duo with Sipho Mchunu, and was the first group in the South African apartheid-era with a white man and a black man. They recorded and performed, later in larger formation. In 1986 Clegg founded the band Savuka, and also recorded as a solo act, occasionally reuniting with his earlier band partners. Sometimes called Le Zoulou Blanc (French: [lə zulu blɑ̃], for "The White Zulu"), he was an important figure in South African popular music and resistance to apartheid, with songs that mix Zulu with English lyrics and African music with various Western styles.

He is also known as Jonathon Paul Clegg.


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