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He introduced our language to the world - Judith Sephuma on Johnny Clegg

17 July 2019 4:34 PM
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Judith on Johnny: Award-winning jazz and Afro-pop singer Judith Sephuma talks about Clegg's contribution to South African music.

South African singer Judith Sephuma has credited the late Johnny Clegg with helping to bring South African culture and languages to a global audience.

The minute he introduced our language to the world it made a huge difference to how the world viewed us.

Judith Sephuma, singer

The award-winning jazz and Afro-pop singer spoke to John Maytham about the impact both Clegg and his music had in South Africa and abroad.

The world keeps wanting to tap into who we are because of people like Johnny Clegg who are not ashamed of who they are as Africans.

Judith Sephuma, singer

In 2018 Sephuma was one of 50 local artists who collaborated on a tribute recording of Clegg's hit The Crossing.

Clegg died on Wednesday at his home in Johannesburg following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The Grammy-nominated musician was one of only a handful of white artists to vehemently oppose and confront the apartheid regime.

RELATED: 'Johnny Clegg's death feels like a personal loss' - John Maytham

South African singer Johnny Clegg (R) and dancer Dudu Zulu of South African band Savuka perform on stage at the Amnesty International Concert on October 10, 1988 in Abidjan. Picture: AFP

RELATED: Johnny Clegg a beacon of light during dark days of apartheid - Savuka drummer

Listen as Judith Sephuma speaks about Johnny Clegg's contribution to South African music:


17 July 2019 4:34 PM
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