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50 SA Artists Perform Moving Tribute to Johnny Clegg That Will Have You in Tears


Cape Town – Over 50 popular artists met up to record a tribute to Johnny Clegg, a genuine South African legend who has made and keeps on making a continues to make an indelible mark on music.

On 5 December, the melody and going with video, recorded at a get-together in September, were played to Johnny for the very first time at a private occasion where he performed for companions and lifelong fans at the extravagance boutique hotel, Ellerman House in Bantry Bay, Cape Town.

The same evening saw the launch of Friends of Johnny Clegg, a fund created in Johnny’s honor to help alleviate the education crisis in South Africa. All proceeds from downloads of this special version of “The Crossing” will go toward this fund. These proceeds will be distributed by the Click Foundation, which targets young learners with an online phonetics-based programme in centers across the country, ultimately aimed at creating a better future for the youth of South Africa — a cause close to Johnny’s heart.

When the special version of The Crossing was played for Johnny he remarked, “I am speechless, thank you so much. This is an amazing moment for me – to have so many of my peers acknowledge the song and its sentiments, and that they can use that to further something much bigger than all of us. Thank you.”

HERE’S THE FULL LIST OF ARTISTS ON THE TRACK:

Abigail Kubeka, Andre Venter, Andy Mac, Anna Davel, Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Corlea Botha, Craig Hinds, Craig Lucas, Dan Patlansky, Dave Matthews, David Kramer, Dorothy Masuka, Elvis Blue, Emo Adams, Francois van Coke, Franja du Plessis, Gloria Bosman, Jack Parow, Jason Hartman, Jesse Clegg , Jimmy Nevis, Juanita du Plessis, Judith Sephuma, Kahn Morbee, Karen Zoid, Karlien van Jaarsveld, Kurt Darren, Laudo Liebenberg, Lira, Majozi, Mike Rutherford, Paige Mac, Patricia Lewis, Peter Gabriel, Ross Learmonth, Somizi, Stompie Manana, Thandeka Campher, Thembeka Mnguni, Tresor, Vicky Sampson, Victor Masondo, Vusi Mahlasela, Yati Khumalo, Zolani Mahola.

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