If you happen to be in Sherbrooke today or in Montreal tomorrow, go see Johnny Clegg in concert. I went to his show in Toronto on Tuesday and was blown away (again). I first saw him live in 1994 and was incredibly impressed by his music and his live performance. I don’t think many people can sing or play guitar, and at the same time do a zulu dance – together with the band.
In my dreams I see Johnny Clegg hosting a new reality show: “Zulu dancing with the stars”. A bunch of famous cooler-than-you rock bands would have to learn to lighten up and integrate some really cool African dance moves into their boring stage performances. It would make for better TV and, afterwards, better concerts.
Anyway, Johnny Clegg is still brilliant. And South Africa should pay him as a cultural ambassador.
More Johnny Clegg info here and here. Crappy cell phone pictures below: