'I don't think there is a Johnny Clegg song that I don’t enjoy'

2017-11-01 15:31

Cape Town – Nearly forty years after he began one of music’s most remarkable careers, Johnny Clegg is currently on his final World Tour, titled The Final Journey.

After an overwhelming response to his tour, he decided to add one more Johannesburg show to compensate for disappointed fans that were not able to get their hands on tickets before they sold out. 

The extra show will be taking place in Johannesburg at The Ticketpro Dome on Saturday 11 November. This show will be all kinds of special as he will be sharing the stage with a number of top local artists such as Prime Circle, The Parlotones, Soweto Gospel Choir, DJ Kent and more.

Ahead of this special show, we asked Prime Circle’s Ross Learmonth about Johhny’s impact on him.

Check it out below:

What’s your favourite Johnny Clegg song? 
Hard to say, the new album is amazing, I don't think there is a Johnny Clegg song that I don’t enjoy. Cool Crazy Beautiful World is one of my earliest memories and every time I hear it, it takes me back to that feeling of "Wow - how full and exciting does this sound".

What has been his influence on you musically? 
His influence has helped with that original spark - hearing his music when I was a kid started me on this journey of music appreciation and eventually performing it.  We will always be in pursuit of our heroes, to try and create something which will have as much meaning to the world as it did to us. That’s why performing with him has so much meaning to me.

If you could say one thing to Johnny, what would it be?  
Thank you not only for your music, but your example.

WIN: Enter our Johnny Clegg competition here! (A hamper consisting of concert tickets, a CD, a T-shirt and more are up for grabs as well as the chance to win a signed guitar!)

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