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  • blog April 6, 2016

    Field Report: Three Takes on Southern African Music

    In the past week, three strong acts from Zimbabwe and South Africa have graced East Coast stages. We already reported on the Africa Now show at the Apollo Theater, featuring Mokoomba, a young band from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We were … Read more »

  • botb March 29, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Johnny Clegg

    Long before Paul Simon’s Graceland album, Johnny Clegg was a cultural outlaw. Clegg’s music helped break down the racially dictated musical barriers of South Africa. On the occasion of Johnny Clegg’s extensive North American tour launched this month and performing … Read more »

  • blog March 24, 2016

    South Africa’s Johnny Clegg Embarks on North American Tour

    You can call Johnny Clegg a lot of things: English-born, South African-raised, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, activist, anthropologist, a knight in two countries, even “Le Zulu Blanc.” For the next few months, you can also call him on tour. And if … Read more »

  • blog July 6, 2012

    Johnny Clegg Band: Road Warriors

    South African singer-songwriter and road warrior bandleader Johnny Clegg made what is becoming an annual pass through New York City this week, selling out two nights at the City Winery, despite the July 4 holiday. Clegg is aging well. He … Read more »

  • program March 23, 2011

    21st Century Troubadours

    Explore the art of the 21st Century Troubadours! On this feature we zoom in on the music of Vusi Mahlasela, Joan Soriano, Johnny Clegg, Paul Simon and the three amazing musicians who are touring North America with the concert “Acoustic … Read more »

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