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Prolific South African star Johnny Clegg at Emperors Palace

06 July 2010

With a career spanning 3 decades, Johnny Clegg, one of South Africa’s most prolific musicians and performers performs at the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace from 15 to 24 December.

Johnny Clegg is known for his live and energetic stage performances and brings his sensational talent and story to the public during his Spirit Is The Journey show this December, just in time to treat family and friends to this outstanding show. Spirit Is The Journey highlights Johnny Clegg's musical and cultural influences over the past 30 years, as well as the extraordinary events that have made him the international superstar he has become, since before him Savuka days and beyond.

Clegg is no stranger to the international music industry and by combining African music beats and rhythm with Celtic folk music and international sounds, Clegg pioneered his own new and unique sound, establishing himself as South Africa's biggest musical export. From England to America, Australia to Italy, Clegg has performed to sold out audiences with such classics as "Scatterlings of Africa", "Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World", "Crocodile Love", "I Call Your Name", "Take My Heart Away", and "African Sky Blue".

Now, in December 2010 due to the unprecedented demand from the public, Johnny Clegg and his band return to the stage to bring you Spirit is the Journey, the 30th Anniversary show.

Audiences will be entertained and enlightened as Johnny tells his story, using amusing anecdotes; historical bits and pieces; and anthropological facts - all culminating in a fascinating life story. The kind of story that legends are made of! This is undoubtedly a show that makes you proud to be South African!

Ticket prices start from R175 per person and a special Dinner and Show package is also available at Queen of the Nile for R290 per person or at Tribes African Grill and Steakhouse for R375 per person. Tickets can be booked through the Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297 or Computicket on 083 915 8000 or


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