Legendary musician Johnny Clegg has died

Legendary musician Johnny Clegg has died



we were able to tell us about what happened today um thank you so much Johnny passed away with his family this afternoon after the formal feedback love country happy cancer and we really really you know sorry bigness such as South African iconic legend and we also could be devastated by it but he fought it through the last second and that's what it is it's as you say a very brave fight in a way he was also given the opportunity to be honored before his passing there was a tribute video that was released last year and people have spoken about the impact he's had on them I infected millions of people lives around the whole spectacle are unfortunate that you know it come to what appears but he fought it to the radar seconds and he passed away peacefully with his family you worked with him for many years how would you describe the role that he's played in South African music and perhaps just in South Africa Genuity I mean it played a little bigger than that I mean played a major role in South Africa getting people learn about other people cultures and bringing people together and that radiates throughout the world you know it yet massive effect with in America and France and you know he split his message around the whole world if you had to look at what Johnny Clegg did one of the words that would come apart from his musical greatness was simply the word brave he was prepared to do things that other people at the time were not prepared to do and we're talking about things I didn't have johny johny recorded songs which were he could have been arrested as was arrested for he never gave him to the pressure of the apartheid rules and sang a dark stuff he was not noticing about crazy stuff about it and factor to his entire lives so he played a major role in being cocky and just making South Africa you know trying to make a better place for everybody Roddy Quinn thank you for joining us at this time and so must be very difficult for you to do that the manager of Johnny Clegg Roddy Quinn on the line there with the breaking news that Johnny Clegg has passed away at the age of 66

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