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South Africa's Johnny Clegg returns to U.S. for 'The Final Journey' tour

South Africa's Johnny Clegg returns to U.S. for 'The Final Journey' tour

Throughout his 40-plus year career, South African musician Johnny Clegg has sought to explore connections between body and spirit, between aspirations and reality, between politics and society.

That search, which often manifested in intense performances in which he tapped Zulu dance traditions he began studying as a teenager, has turned that much deeper in the two years since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

“I’m not looking for some objective truth about my life,” Clegg, 64, said recently by phone from his home in Johannesburg, shortly before heading out for a limited North American tour he has dubbed “The...

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