Iconic Johnny Clegg, unplugged at Emperors Palace in February 2014
Johnny Clegg, one of South Africa’s most prolific musicians, will return to Emperors Palace for two shows only on 7 and 9 February 2014. Clegg, who is no stranger to the superb Theatre of Marcellus, will delight fans with a rare, unplugged performance.
This very intimate show will include storytelling by Clegg, where he will share details about his life and personal views of the political history of South Africa and abroad. The show is a personal journey, which is uplifting, moving and also humorous at times.
With more than 7 million albums sold worldwide, Clegg has wowed audiences through his live performances, including performances with Nelson Mandela. The singer songwriter has not only won a number of national awards, but also international awards for his music and outspoken views about apartheid and migrant workers in the country.
A dancer, anthropologist, academic, activist and French knight, Clegg has released two dozen albums, including the most recent album, Human, in 2010. Whilst all of these tags are fitting, none of them can accurately describe the energetic, passionate artist who has become one of South Africa's greatest musical exports.
Recently awarded three honorary doctorates from Dartmouth College, CUNY and the University of the Witwatersrand, on Freedom day in 2012 Clegg received the presidential IKHAMANGA Award as part of the National Orders ceremony. The National Orders are the highest honour a South African citizen can receive for his/her contribution to South Africa.
The shows will be performed at 20h30 in the Theatre of Marcellus on 7 and 9 February 2014. Tickets start from R200 per person and can be booked through www.emperorspalace.com or on 011 928 1297/1213. Special show, stay and play packages are available.
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