JOHANNESBURG (AP) — – Johnny Clegg, a groundbreaking South African musician, has died after a battle with pancreatic most cancers. He was 66.
His supervisor Roddy Quin informed the nation’s state broadcaster that the singer died peacefully at residence in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
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Clegg’s multi-racial bands throughout white minority rule attracted a global following. He crafted hits impressed by Zulu and township harmonies, in addition to people and different influences, in defiance of racial obstacles imposed by South Africa’s apartheid system a long time in the past.
One in every of his best-known songs is “Asimbonanga,” which suggests “We have by no means seen him” in Zulu. It refers to South Africans throughout apartheid when photographs of then-imprisoned Nelson Mandela had been banned.
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Clegg informed South African information channel eNCA in December that the “hardest a part of my journey would be the subsequent two years.”