Johnny Clegg

Really sad to learn of Johnny Clegg’s death. He was one of South Africa’s most loved musicians. I remember him very warmly, especially from the concerts against apartheid and then for Mandela and Amnesty. His energy and enthusiasm always illuminated the world around him.

His love of all things Zulu was obvious and his beautiful Mandela tribute, ‘Asimbonanga’, along with his regular high-kicking Zulu war dance won him millions of new fans both black and white. Even in his last few months, despite his illness, he was still devoting himself to raising money and supporting kids literacy programs with his own foundation. He will be remembered for all his soulful music and a very big heart.

– Peter Gabriel