Johnny Clegg Releases Retrospective DVD

Published: 2004-07-27
On July 27 Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a DVD on Johnny Clegg and his music. The English born guitar player was raised in Africa – Zimbabwe and South Africa. The world music virtuoso and Billboard Music Award winning Clegg formed the first interracial band – Julaku – in South Africa. The band's first album was banned by the government. Juluka broke up in 1985 after much stress and hardship from the government and apartheid.

Clegg then joined forces with Savuka. Their first album sold over one million copies. The band held the number one and number two positions on the world music album charts at the same time; a major accomplishment for a band from South Africa.

The DVD "Johnny Clegg with Savuka and Juluka Live! And More" is a retrospective of Clegg's career. The DVD features Savuka videos, four Juluka videos, tracks from "Savuka – Live in Paris", two tracks from "Juluka – Live in Cape Town", an interview with Clegg, and a performance with Nelson Mandela in Frankfurt.

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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