Johnny Clegg Live at The Teatro at MontecasinoReal Concerts
Johnny Clegg, one of South Africa’s most prolific musicians, will make his debut at The Teatro at Montecasino on 15 and 16 September 2012.
With a career spanning more than3 years, Johnny Clegg is currently touring America to rave reviews having recently sold out two nights in New York City.
One New York review says:
“Clegg’s audience is fiercely loyal, and he speaks to them with humour, intelligence and respect. You can hear a pin drop when he talks, because fans are nearly as keen to hear him reminisce, opine, and tell stories as they are to hear him sing and play guitar. “
“He is a tremendously committed and gifted performer who remains deeply engaged with the world.”
“Clegg’s singing is better than ever. He reworks familiar melodies with ease, adding nuances, and he arranges songs so as to feature the band’s excellent vocal harmonies.”
These will be one of a few performances in Johannesburg before he leaves to go to perform for Prince Albert, The Sovereign Prince of Monaco and Princess Charlene in Monte Carlo at the end of September 2012.
This show at The Teatro is a brand new show which will include Dance, the Soweto Gospel Choir and stunning visuals which will compliment Johnny’s hits throughout the years.
Johnny Clegg has sold more than five million albums worldwide. He has wowed audiences with his live shows, including performances with Nelson Mandela, and won a number of national and international awards for his music and for his outspoken views on apartheid and migrant workers in South Africa. He has released two dozen albums, the most recent of which is Human, in 2010.
Johnny Clegg is a dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, activist and French knight. Whilst all of these tags are fitting, none of them can accurately describe the energetic, passionate human being who has become one of South Africa's greatest musical exports. Clegg is an icon of South African music.
Recently awarded three honorary doctorates from Dartmouth College, CUNY and University of the Witwatersrand, on Freedom day, the 27th of April 2012, Johnny Clegg received the presidential IKHAMANGA award as part of the National Orders ceremony. The National Orders are the highest honour a citizen can receive for his/her contribution to South Africa.
Do not miss Johnny Clegg Live at The Teatro at Montecasino on 15 and 16 September 2012.
Tickets available through Computicket from R225 and excludes Computicket service fees.
Tel: 011 482 3550
Montecasino Complex, Fourways Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa