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"Scatterlings of Africa": South African musician Johnny Clegg dies


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Cape Town (AP) - South African-acclaimed musician Johnny Clegg is dead. It is with great sadness that Jonathan (Johnny) Clegg died of a pancreatic cancer disease in Johannesburg on Tuesday at the age of 66, according to South Concert Organizer Real Concerts ,

"Johnny leaves deep marks in the hearts of all who consider themselves Africans," said Clegg's longtime manager, Roddy Quin, in response to widespread local media coverage. «With his unique style of music, he overcame cultural boundaries like no other.»

Born in Rochdale, England, Clegg has performed with black musicians since the time of apartheid. His hits included "Asimbonanga" about anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela. His song "Scatterlings of Africa" ​​made it into the British charts in the 1980s and into the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning film "Rain Man" from 1988.

With regard to the South African ethnic group of the Zulu Clegg was also called "white Zulu".

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