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Playlist of Johnny Clegg (With Nelson Mandela)

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  • Asimbonanga - Johnny Clegg and Nelson Mandela

    8:51

    Nelson Mandela joins Johnny on stage during Asimbonanga

  • Johnny Clegg, avec Asimbonanga, avait dédié à Mandela sa chanson la plus populaire

    1:54

    JOHNNY CLEGG - À Francfort en 1997, Nelson Mandela avait fait la surprise à Johnny Clegg lors de son concert. Il était monté sur scène au moment de la chanson Asimbonanga qui lui rend hommage.

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  • Johnny Clegg - Asimbonanga - 1999 Fran‬cia‏.flv

    6:14

    Durante un concerto di Johnny Clegg, che canta Asimbonanga. Chiama Nelson Mandela.( L'eroe che balla.)

  • Asimbonanga

    4:52

    Provided to YouTube by Parlophone UK

    Asimbonanga (Mandela) · Johnny Clegg · Savuka

    Third World Child

    ℗ 1987 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

    Composer: Johnny Clegg

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Asimbonanga

    4:27

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Asimbonanga (Mandela) · Savuka · Johnny Clegg

    The Best of Johnny Clegg 1979 - 2016

    ℗ 2016 Rhythm Safari

    Released on: 2016-07-01

    Music Publisher: Rhythm Safari

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • December African Rain

    5:01

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    December African Rain · Johnny Clegg · Soweto Gospel Choir

    Live At The Nelson Mandela Theatre (feat. Soweto Gospel Choir)

    ℗ 2007 Rhythm Dog Music

    Released on: 2008-12-05

    Music Publisher: Rhythm Dog Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Asimbonanga

    4:28

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Asimbonanga (Mandela) · Soweto Gospel Choir · Johnny Clegg & Savuka

    The Best of Johnny Clegg - Juluka & Savuka

    ℗ 2003 Rhythm Safari

    Released on: 2013-10-07

    Music Publisher: Rhythm Safari Pty Ltd

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Clegg And Savuka - Scatterlings Of Africa

    3:49

    I do not make claim to nor have ownership of this video. All rights are reserved by copyright owners.
    Music video by Johnny Clegg And Savuka performing Scatterlings Of Africa © 1987 EMI Records

    Video: Upscaling & Denoise
    Audio : Remastered

  • Thamele

    4:06

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Thamele · Johnny Clegg · Soweto Gospel Choir

    Live At The Nelson Mandela Theatre (feat. Soweto Gospel Choir)

    ℗ 2007 Rhythm Dog Music

    Released on: 2008-12-05

    Music Publisher: Rhythm Dog Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Nelson Mandela Tribute - Asimbonanga/The Crossing - Johnny Clegg

    9:17

    HQ Audio - Captioned

    Words and Music by Johnny Clegg - Tribute to Madiba & ZA 27
    Asimbonanga - Zulu for we have not seen him
    The Crossing - Osiyeza - Zulu for we are coming...home.
    Johnny Clegg - Le Zulu Blanc - the white Zulu

  • Asimbonanga

    4:46

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Asimbonanga (Mandela) (feat. Soweto Gospel Choir) · Johnny Clegg · Soweto Gospel Choir

    Tribute to Madiba

    ℗ 2013 Ster Musiek

    Released on: 2013-12-11

    Music Publisher: Rhythm Dog Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Asimbonanga

    4:46

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Asimbonanga · Johnny Clegg · Soweto Gospel Choir

    Live At The Nelson Mandela Theatre (feat. Soweto Gospel Choir)

    ℗ 2007 Rhythm Dog Music

    Released on: 2008-12-05

    Music Publisher: Rhythm Dog Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Clegg Royal Albert Hall London singing Asimbonanga with Nelson Mandela

    6:25

    My First Johnny Clegg concert and OMG it was AMAZING ! He sang Asimbonanga as last song and Mr. Nelson Mandela appeared on screen and danced to the song. Everybody cheered and sang along. So Beautiful.

  • Asimbonanga

    4:54

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Asimbonanga · Johnny Clegg · Savuka

    Live

    ℗ 2008 Rhythm Safari

    Released on: 2008-05-18

    Music Publisher: Rhythm Safari Pty Ltd

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Asimbonanga

    4:40

    Groupe/Band : Savuka (+Johnny Clegg)
    Album : Third World Child
    Chanson/Song : Asimbonanga
    (Lyrics on screen)

    Bon visionnage et n'hésitez pas à donner vos impressions et/ou vous abonner :)

    Musique en hommage à Nelson Mandela (emprisonné de 1962 à 1990).
    Je ne possède pas les droits sur la musique ni sur les images. Tous les droits appartiennent à leurs auteurs respectifs.

  • ♥ NELSON MANDELA ♥ HOMMAGE ♫ Johnny Clegg ~ Asimbonanga ♫

    4:41

    ►Madiba vous serez toujours la lumière qui brille dans mon coeur, celle de l'espoir et de l'amour entre tous les peuples. Nous sommes tous africains ! Je vous aime ♥ Kirnéa
    ►Madiba you will always be the light that shines in my heart, that hope and love among all peoples. We are all African ! I love you ♥ Kirnéa
    ☆ Nelson MANDELA né le 18 juillet 1918 à Mvezo Afrique du Sud est décédé le 5 décembre 2013 ☆
    → Etre libre, ce n'est pas seulement se débarrasser de ses chaînes, c'est vivre d'une façon qui respecte la liberté des autres.
    → Being free, it is not only to get rid of its channels, is to live in a way that respects the freedom of others.
    → Tous les hommes, même ceux apparemment les plus inaccessibles à la pitié, ont toujours un fond de bonté : si on arrive à toucher leur cœur, il est possible de les faire changer.
    → All men, even those seemingly most inaccessible to pity, still have a background of kindness : If we get to touch their hearts, it is possible to change.

    En 1962, lors du procès pour trahison qui lui valut d'être condamné à vingt-sept années de prison, Mandela n'a pas joué les héros. Bien des années plus tard, il observait simplement : J'étais le symbole de la justice dans le tribunal de l'oppresseur, le représentant de grands idéaux de liberté, de justice et de démocratie dans une société qui bafouait ces vertus.

    In 1962, during the treason trial which earned him being sentenced to 27 years in prison, Mandela has not played the hero. Many years later, he simply observed: I was the symbol of justice in the Court of the oppressor, the representative of great ideals of freedom, justice and democracy in a society that violates these virtues.

    ♫ Asimbonanga (1)
    Asimbonang' u Mandela thina
    Laph'ekhona
    Laph'ehleli khona
    Refrain: (2 fois)

    Nous ne l'avons pas vu
    Nous n'avons pas vu Mandela
    A l'endroit où il est
    A l'endroit où on le retient prisonnier

    Oh, la mer est froide et le ciel est gris
    Regarde de l'autre coté de l'Ile dans la Baie
    Nous sommes tous des îles jusqu'à ce qu'arrive le jour
    Où nous traversons la mer de flammes

    Asimbonanga
    Asimbonang' u Mandela thina
    Laph'ekhona
    Laph'ehleli khona
    Refrain: (2 fois)

    Un goéland s'envole de l'autre coté de la mer
    Je rêve que se taise le silence
    Qui a les mots pour faire tomber la distance
    Entre toi et moi ?

    Asimbonanga
    Asimbonang' u Mandela thina
    Laph'ekhona
    Laph'ehleli khona
    Refrain: (2 fois)

    Steve Biko (2), Victoria Mxenge (3), Neil Aggett (4)
    Nous ne l'avons pas vu(e)
    Nous n'avons pas vu notre frère (Nous n'avons pas vu notre soeur)
    A l'endroit où il (elle) est
    A l'endroit où il (elle) est mort(e)
    Hé toi ! Hé toi !
    Hé toi, et toi aussi !
    Quand arriverons nous à destination ?

    Asimbonanga
    Asimbonang' u Mandela thina
    Laph'ekhona
    Laph'ehleli khona
    Refrain: (4 fois)

    Asimbonanga
    Asimbonang' u Mandela thina
    Laph'ekhona
    Laph'ehleli khona

    Oh the sea is cold and the sky is grey
    Look across the Island into the Bay
    We are all islands till comes the day
    We cross the burning water

    Chorus....

    A seagull wings across the sea
    Broken silence is what I dream
    Who has the words to close the distance
    Between you and me

    Chorus....

    Steve Biko, Victoria Mxenge
    Neil Aggett
    Asimbonanga
    Asimbonang 'umfowethu thina
    Laph'ekhona
    Laph'wafela khona
    Hey wena
    Hey wena nawe
    Siyofika nini la' siyakhona ♫

    (1) Asimbonanga est un hymne à la libération de Nelson Mandela, figure emblématique Sud Africain de la lutte anti-apartheid, prisonnier politique de 1964 à 1990, soit 26 ans !
    (2) Steve Bantu Biko (1946-1977), philosophe noir, une figure et un martyr de la lutte contre l'apartheid, mort après 2 semaines de détention, sans procès.
    (3) Victoria Mxenge (1942-1985), avocate noire symbole de la lutte contre l'apartheid également arrêtée et assassinée avant le procès en 1985.
    (4) Neil Aggett, médecin et syndicaliste blanc figure de la lutte anti-apartheid lui aussi, torturé et assassiné en prison en 1982.

  • Impi

    4:18

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Impi · Johnny Clegg · Soweto Gospel Choir

    Live At The Nelson Mandela Theatre (feat. Soweto Gospel Choir)

    ℗ 2007 Rhythm Dog Music

    Released on: 2008-12-05

    Music Publisher: Rhythm Dog Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Asimbonanga/The Crossing - Johnny Clegg

    9:19

    Words and Music by Johnny Clegg - Tribute to Madiba & ZA 27
    Asimbonanga - Zulu for we have not seen him
    The Crossing - Osiyeza - Zulu for we are coming...home. Johnny Clegg - Le Zulu Blanc - the white Zulu

  • For Nelson Mandela: Asimbonanga - Johnny Clegg Live

    4:45

    Asimbonanga (we have not seen him)
    Asimbonang' umandela thina (we have not seen mandela)
    Laph'ekhona (in the place where he is)
    Laph'ehleli khona (in the place where he is kept)

    Oh the sea is cold and the sky is grey
    Look across the island into the bay
    We are all islands till comes the day we cross the burning water

    Chorus....

    A seagull wings across the sea
    Broken silence is what I dream
    Who has the words to close the distance between you and me

    Chorus....

    Steve biko, Victoria Mxenge, Neil Aggett...
    Asimbonanga, Asimbonang 'umfowethu thina (we have not seen our brother)Laph'ekhona (in the place where he is)
    Laph'wafela khona (in the place where he died)
    Hey wena (hey you!) Hey wena nawe (hey you and you as well)
    Siyofika nini la' siyakhona (when will we arrive at our destination)

    Chorus...

    JOHNNY CLEGG & SAVUKA - Live ASIMBONANGA

    The name Juluka is from the Zulu word for sweat, and Savuka is from the Zulu word for we have risen or we have awakened.

    On my first trip to South Africa, I was invited to the premier of Johnny Clegg: A South African Story at The Nelson Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg. It was a magical night and I've been a fan ever since. I also had the privilege of seeing Mr. Mandela before he made his address at the UN WSSD (2012) in Johannesburg.
    The video is a tribute to both men, truly great South Africans...Viva ZA!

    Jonathan Johnny Clegg (born 7 June 1953) is a British-born musician from South Africa, who has recorded and performed with his bands Juluka and Savuka, and more recently as a solo act, occasionally reuniting with his earlier band partners. Sometimes called Le Zoulou Blanc (The White Zulu), he is an important figure in South African popular music history, with songs that mix Zulu with English lyrics and African with various Western music styles.
    Clegg was born in Bacup, Lancashire, to an English father and a Rhodesian mother. Clegg's mother's family were Jewish immigrants from Lithuania and Poland, and Clegg had a secular Jewish upbringing. Already in his youth, Clegg, a white, English-speaking person who was raised in the U.K., Israel, Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe), Zambia, and South Africa, became interested in Zulu street music and took part in traditional Zulu dance competitions.

    As a young man, in the early stages of his musical career, he combined his music with the study of anthropology, a subject which he also taught for a while at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he was influenced, among others, by the work of David Webster, a social anthropologist who was assassinated in 1989.

    In 1969, Clegg formed the first prominent racially mixed South African band, Juluka, with gardener and Zulu musician Sipho Mchunu. Because it was illegal for racially mixed bands to perform in South Africa during the apartheid era, their first album Universal Men received no air play on the state owned SABC, but it became a word-of-mouth hit.

    Juluka's / Clegg's music was both implicitly and explicitly political; not only was the fact of the success of the band (which openly celebrated African culture in a bi-racial band) a thorn in the flesh of a political system based on racial separation, the band also produced some explicitly political songs. For example, the album Work for All (which includes a song with the same title) picked up on South African trade union slogans in the mid-80's. Even more explicit was the later Savuka album Third World Child in 1987, with songs like Asimbonanga (We haven't seen him), which called for the release of Nelson Mandela, and which called out the names of three representative martyrs of the South African liberation struggle - Steve Biko, Victoria Mxenge, and Neil Aggett.

    As a result, Clegg and other band members were arrested several times and concerts routinely broken up.
    At the height of the band's success in 1988, Michael Jackson had to cancel his show in Lyon, France, as he attracted a smaller audience than Johnny Clegg and Savuka. A newspaper headline in France read white man singing black music, outsells black man singing white music.
    Johnny Clegg has performed on all four of Nelson Mandela's 46664 Aids Awareness Concerts in South Africa and in Norway. Mandela has joined him on stage during the rendition of Asimbonanga, a song written by Johnny about Mandela (and other struggle heroes) during his period of incarceration. At every live performance of this song, the audience, charged with emotion, spontaneously rises to their feet. During the Cape Town and Tromso 46664 shows, Johnny also performed duets of his work with Peter Gabriel

  • THE CROSSING - Friends of Johnny Clegg

    6:42

    - In 2018 a group of well-known musicians came together to celebrate the life and work of Johnny Clegg and recorded a special version of his song - THE CROSSING.
    All proceeds will go to the ‘Friends of Johnny Clegg Fund’ for primary education. The fund is all about changing lives of young learners all across South Africa, through literacy programmes and using technology in education to pursue outcomes-based interventions. The Fund is managed by The Click Foundation who will distribute funds to their various centers across South Africa.

    Visit the FriendsOfJohnnyClegg website for more information on the singers, or how to contribute to the Fund.


    THE CROSSING - JOHNNY CLEGG

    Through all the days that eat away
    At every breath that I take
    Through all the nights I've lain alone
    In someone else's dream, awake

    All the words in truth we have spoken
    That the wind has blown away
    It's only you that remains with me
    Clear as the light of day

    O Siyeza, o siyeza , sizofika webaba noma
    (we are coming, we are coming, we will arrive soon)
    O siyeza, o siyeza, siyagudle lomhlaba
    (we are coming, we are coming, we are moving across this earth)
    Siyawela lapheshaya lulezontaba ezimnyama
    (we are crossing over those dark mountains)
    Lapha sobheka phansi konke ukhulupheka
    (where we will lay down our troubles)

    A punch drunk man in a downtown bar
    Takes a beating without making a sound
    Through swollen eyes he sways and smiles
    'Cause no one can put him down

    Inside of him a boy looks up to his father
    For a sign or an approving eye
    Oh, it's funny how those once so close and now gone
    Can still so affect our lives

    O Siyeza, o siyeza , sizofika webaba noma
    (we are coming, we are coming, we will arrive soon)
    O siyeza, o siyeza, siyagudle lomhlaba
    (we are coming, we are coming, we are moving across this earth)
    Siyawela lapheshaya lulezontaba ezimnyama
    (we are crossing over those dark mountains)
    Lapha sobheka phansi konke ukhulupheka
    (where we will lay down our troubles)

    Take me now, don't let go
    Hold me close, I'm coming home

    O Siyeza, o siyeza , sizofika webaba noma
    (we are coming, we are coming, we will arrive soon)
    O siyeza, o siyeza, siyagudle lomhlaba
    (we are coming, we are coming, we are moving across this earth)
    Siyawela lapheshaya lulezontaba ezimnyama
    (we are crossing over those dark mountains)
    Lapha sobheka phansi konke ukhulupheka
    (where we will lay down our troubles)

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  • Johnny Clegg et Savuka - Asimbonanga

    3:32

    Un titre dédié à Nelson Mandela, au refrain anti-apartheid chanté en zoulou, que le chanteur sud-africain et son groupe interprètent dans l'émission TSR Profil de Renaud, le 27 avril 1988.

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  • Simple Minds - Mandela Day

    3:45

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    Music video by Simple Minds performing Mandela Day. Digital Remaster (P) 2003 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd

  • Hommage a Nelson Mandela

    3:53

    un grand homme de l'histoire

  • NELSON MANDELA

    3:03

    TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA

  • Johnny Clegg avec Nelson Mandela : Asimbonanga

    3:16

  • Asimbonanga - Hommage à Johnny Clegg - SaVoie Gospel Flashmob

    5:41

    C'est la Musique et la Danse qui me mettent en paix avec le monde.
    Paroles de Nelson Mandela lors de son allocution au concert de Johnny Clegg à Francfort en 1997 à la fin du morceau Asimbonanga.

    Lors de sa venue sur Lyon pour fêter ses 5 ans le 15 juin dernier, la chorale Sa'Voie Gospel a été accueillie par le Musée de Confluence pour un flashmob.
    C’est à cette occasion que nous avons enregistré cette vidéo par laquelle nous rendons aujourd’hui hommage à Johnny Clegg.

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  • Johnny Clegg - Asimbonanga

    4:31

  • Giyani - Johnny Clegg Live at Mae Sai

    5:12

  • Johnny Clegg Asimbonanga - Transyl Mix

    3:53

  • SIMPLE MINDS & Peter Gabriel - Biko Mandela 70th Wembley 1988

    10:11

    Simple Minds & Peter Gabriel - Biko Mandela 70th Birthday Concert June 1988

  • Tribute JOHNNY CLEGG The Crossing LIONS ROARING South Africa MANDELA Zulu WILDLIFE

    3:51

    Perhaps the greatest non African born Zulu dancer, Johnny Clegg was born in Israel and raised in South Africa. From his early teens he became infatuated with the music and dance of the Zulu's , , , the rest has benefited the world for the past four plus decades, and for the rest of time . . .

  • Tribute to Johnny Clegg - ASIMBONANGA avec la voix de Capsongs75

    6:52

    Lien d'un ami Dom .Allez visiter sa chaine il est GÉNIAL ce p'tit gars !


    Jonathan Clegg, dit Johnny Clegg, alias le « zoulou blanc », né le 7 juin 1953 à Bacup, aux environs de Rochdale, au Royaume-Uni, et mort le 16 juillet 2019 à Johannesbourg, en Afrique du Sud, est un auteur-compositeur-interprète sud-africain et un danseur de danses zouloues.

    Asimbonanga (« Nous ne l'avons pas vu » en zoulou) est une chanson du groupe sud-africain Savuka, dirigé par Johnny Clegg et créée en 1987. ... Le titre Asimbonanga fait référence au fait que personne ne sait à quoi ressemble Nelson Mandela, les photos de lui étant illégales.

  • Nelson Mandela 1990

    14:45

    Nelson Mandela speech at Madison Park HS

  • Johnny Clegg & Savuka Asimbonanga

    4:38

    Recorded from Television New Zealand to VHS, converted to MP4.

  • Johnny Clegg -Amajongosi

    4:17

    Nelson Mandela 46664 Live Concert Ellis Park December 2007

  • Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Asimbonanga

    4:51

    Asimbonanga

    Asimbonanga (we have not seen him)
    Asimbonang' umandela thina (we have not seen mandela)
    Laph'ekhon (in the place where he is)
    Laph'ehleli khona in the place where he is kept)

    Asimbonanga
    Asimbonang' umandela thina
    Laph'ekhon
    Laph'ehleli khona

    Oh the sea is cold and the sky is grey
    Look across the island into the bay
    We are all islands till comes the day
    We cross the burning water

    Asimbonanga
    Asimbonang' umandela thina
    Laph'ekhon
    Laph'ehleli khona

    Asimbonanga
    Asimbonang' umandela thina
    Laph'ekhon
    Laph'ehleli khona

    A seagull wings across the sea
    Broken silence is what I dream
    Who has the words to close the distance
    Between you and me

    Asimbonanga
    Asimbonang' umandela thina
    Laph'ekhon
    Laph'ehleli khona

    Asimbonanga
    Asimbonang' umandela thina
    Laph'ekhon
    Laph'ehleli khona

    Steve biko, victoria mxenge
    Neil aggett
    Asimbonanga
    Asimbonang 'umfowethu thina (we have not seen our brother)
    Laph'ekhona (in the place where he is)
    Laph'wafela khona (in the place where he died)
    Hey wena (hey you!)
    Hey wena nawe (hey you and you as well)
    Siyofika nini la' siyakhona (when will we arrive at our destination)

    Asimbonanga
    Asimbonang' umandela thina
    Laph'ekhon
    Laph'ehleli khona
    ...

  • Asimbonanga - Johnny Clegg

    4:54

  • For Madiba: Asimbonanga - Johnny Clegg & Savuka Live

    4:45

    Asimbonanga (we have not seen him)
    Asimbonang' umandela thina (we have not seen mandela)
    Laph'ekhona (in the place where he is)
    Laph'ehleli khona (in the place where he is kept)

    Oh the sea is cold and the sky is grey
    Look across the island into the bay
    We are all islands till comes the day we cross the burning water

    Chorus....

    A seagull wings across the sea
    Broken silence is what I dream
    Who has the words to close the distance between you and me

    Chorus....

    Steve biko, Victoria Mxenge, Neil Aggett...
    Asimbonanga, Asimbonang 'umfowethu thina (we have not seen our brother)Laph'ekhona (in the place where he is)
    Laph'wafela khona (in the place where he died)
    Hey wena (hey you!) Hey wena nawe (hey you and you as well)
    Siyofika nini la' siyakhona (when will we arrive at our destination)

    Chorus...

    JOHNNY CLEGG & SAVUKA - Live ASIMBONANGA

    The name Juluka is from the Zulu word for sweat, and Savuka is from the Zulu word for we have risen or we have awakened.

    On my first trip to South Africa, I was invited to the premier of Johnny Clegg: A South African Story at The Nelson Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg. It was a magical night and I've been a fan ever since. I also had the privilege of seeing Mr. Mandela before he made his address at the UN WSSD (2012) in Johannesburg.
    The video is a tribute to both men, truly great South Africans...Viva ZA!

    Jonathan Johnny Clegg (born 7 June 1953) is a British-born musician from South Africa, who has recorded and performed with his bands Juluka and Savuka, and more recently as a solo act, occasionally reuniting with his earlier band partners. Sometimes called Le Zoulou Blanc (The White Zulu), he is an important figure in South African popular music history, with songs that mix Zulu with English lyrics and African with various Western music styles.
    Clegg was born in Bacup, Lancashire, to an English father and a Rhodesian mother. Clegg's mother's family were Jewish immigrants from Lithuania and Poland, and Clegg had a secular Jewish upbringing. Already in his youth, Clegg, a white, English-speaking person who was raised in the U.K., Israel, Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe), Zambia, and South Africa, became interested in Zulu street music and took part in traditional Zulu dance competitions.

    As a young man, in the early stages of his musical career, he combined his music with the study of anthropology, a subject which he also taught for a while at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he was influenced, among others, by the work of David Webster, a social anthropologist who was assassinated in 1989.

    In 1969, Clegg formed the first prominent racially mixed South African band, Juluka, with gardener and Zulu musician Sipho Mchunu. Because it was illegal for racially mixed bands to perform in South Africa during the apartheid era, their first album Universal Men received no air play on the state owned SABC, but it became a word-of-mouth hit.

    Juluka's / Clegg's music was both implicitly and explicitly political; not only was the fact of the success of the band (which openly celebrated African culture in a bi-racial band) a thorn in the flesh of a political system based on racial separation, the band also produced some explicitly political songs. For example, the album Work for All (which includes a song with the same title) picked up on South African trade union slogans in the mid-80's. Even more explicit was the later Savuka album Third World Child in 1987, with songs like Asimbonanga (We haven't seen him), which called for the release of Nelson Mandela, and which called out the names of three representative martyrs of the South African liberation struggle - Steve Biko, Victoria Mxenge, and Neil Aggett.

    As a result, Clegg and other band members were arrested several times and concerts routinely broken up.
    At the height of the band's success in 1988, Michael Jackson had to cancel his show in Lyon, France, as he attracted a smaller audience than Johnny Clegg and Savuka. A newspaper headline in France read white man singing black music, outsells black man singing white music.
    Johnny Clegg has performed on all four of Nelson Mandela's 46664 Aids Awareness Concerts in South Africa and in Norway. Mandela has joined him on stage during the rendition of Asimbonanga, a song written by Johnny about Mandela (and other struggle heroes) during his period of incarceration. At every live performance of this song, the audience, charged with emotion, spontaneously rises to their feet. During the Cape Town and Tromso 46664 shows, Johnny also performed duets of his work with Peter Gabriel.

  • Asimbonanga - Johnny Clegg Traduction Française HD

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    Voici la traduction Française de Asimbonanga (Mandela) interpretté par Johnny Clegg ^^

  • Johnny Clegg I Call Your Name

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  • Warsaw 1943 - Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Live at Zenith

    4:46

    Filmed live in Paris

  • African Artists perform Give Me Hope Joanna at Mandela Day 2009 from Radio City Music Hall

    4:40

    African Artists perform Give Me Hope Joanna at Mandela Day 2009 from Radio City Music Hall

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  • Asimbonanga

    4:14

    Chorale du Touvet et I Caprini dirigés par Aude Moussy, accompagnés par Ben Seultou guitariste. TENCIN Grésivaudan, concert du 19 février 2011
    --- 1 - Asimbonanga Johnny Clegg.

  • Johnny Clegg and Sipho Mchunu

    7:39

    A fan video of photographs and video clips taken at two of Johnny Clegg's recent shows.

  • Asimbonanga - Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Live at Zenith

    5:53

    Filmed live in Paris

  • Johnny Clegg- Asimbonanga

    6:47

    Nelson Mandela 4664 Live Concert at Ellis Park December 2007

  • Asimbonanga

    3:35

  • Nelson Mandela vs Bob Mugabe according to Johnny Clegg

    1:23

    Johnny Clegg on Bob Mugabe

  • YOUR TIME WILL COME Johnny Clegg ZULU Instruments APARTHEID SAVIOR Mandela

    6:46

    The late great Johnny Clegg delivering a wonderful rendition of his YOUR TIME WILL COME from his last tour.

    In addition to some footage of Johnny from the live performance recorded here, there are flashbacks to Johnny and Savuka from the heights of their careers.

    Johnny, thank you so very much for the light you have shined on those in your own South Africa, with the reflection spreading across the entire world. THANK YOU JOHNNY.

  • Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Asimbonanga Vinyl Rip

    4:53

    From the album Third World Child

    Equipment Used:
    Turntable: Mitsubishi LT-22
    Cartridge: Signet TK3ea with ATN440mlb stylus
    Phono Stage: Muffsy PP-3
    Line In: Behringer UCA202

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