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Johnny Clegg has been at the top of his game for 40 years and is currently on his final world tour, aptly titled Johnny Clegg: The Final World Tour.
The production is the largest ever for a live Clegg performance and features his greatest hits – from Juluka’s Universal Men first released in 1979 through his Savuka years as well as solo numbers. He’ll be supported by his phenomenal live band and the show includes performances by guest artists such as the Soweto Gospel Choir. Clegg will also be showcasing the various dance styles that have formed part of his work from the very beginning.
Showmax is proud to be one of the sponsors of the upcoming concert taking place in London, at the Apollo on 18 and 19 August 2017.
Jeanne van Zyl, Head of Showmax Diaspora, says: “We bring the best of home to South Africans living abroad and couldn’t be prouder to support one of South Africa’s legendary music icons.”
In the spirit of bringing the best of South Africa to Showmax subscribers, here’s a selection of some fabulous homegrown documentaries featuring just a few of our outstanding musical stars.
These five young Afrikaans punk rockers from Belville transformed a generation during a unique time in history – in one of the most reluctantly complex and evolving societies of the 21st Century. This Bryan Little rock-doc gives you VIP access to their stories and their rise to fame. Watch now »
Bursting onto the South African rock scene from a tiny Stellenbosch bar in 1994, their scandalous name, unique sound and unrivalled energy turned them into legends. This doccie features archived performance and interview footage from the last two decades to illustrate the band’s compelling story – from their early beginnings, during a time of crippling censorship, through the liberation of 1994 and their discovery that there was finally freedom in music. Watch now »
This Afrikaans rapper’s edgy, he’s OTT and he loves his “motorfiets”. In this series, he traverses the whole country on his bike and performs a concert in each of our nine provinces in just 30 days. Hoekom dan nie? Watch now »
Refusing to hide her sexuality and using her music to tell the devastating stories of how black people lived under the cruelty of apartheid, Brenda Fassie was an anti-apartheid activist – and artist – like no other. Filmed in 1997, at the height of Ma Brr’s popularity, and at a time when the “New South Africa” had only just started taking shape, this documentary gives rare and valuable insight into the intimate details of the life of “The Queen of African Pop” both on and off the stage in her own words. Watch now »
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