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Saturday, March 9, 2013


Johnny Clegg will be performing a few shows locally in South Africa (Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg) around his Royal Albert Hall London concert.

Clegg, who will be honoured by the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) with an Honorary Doctor of Music degree on April 16, is taking his highly acclaimed A South African Story to the Royal Albert Hall on March 27. This story covers Johnny’s life through his music, and is an inspiring and uplifting voyage. Experience the thrill of music and dance with Johnny Clegg that links his music to the journey South Africa has taken over the past 30 years. Johnny will be the first Solo South African act to ever perform at The Royal Albert Hall. For ticket information visit

Following his concert at the Durban Botanical Gardens last year, where he broke all The Gardens’ attendance records, Johnny Clegg will perform with his band in The Playhouse Opera from March 13 to 16.

Says Johnny "It’s been ages since I gave a theatrical style performance in Durban and I am looking forward to bringing my theatre show to audiences in eThekwini. The show traces the personal history of my involvement with the Zulu migrant labour community over the past 40 years. All of the cultural and musical influences in my music are revealed as well playing all the favourite hit songs that consolidated my career as a singer/songwriter. The show is also peppered with stories and anecdotes describing events and incidents which shaped the content and direction of the music."

Clegg will perform with his band in The Playhouse Opera from March 13 to 16. Tickets from R171 to R315 from Computicket 083 915 8000 / or Playhouse Company on 031 369 9555.