Johnny Clegg plays Bardavon this Sunday

Johnny Clegg band @The founder of the seminal South African Bands Juluka and Savuka, Johnny Clegg performs at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House on Sunday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Clegg is significant in his home country as both a performer and an agent of change, having campaigned against the injustice of apartheid long before it was popular and led an integrated band decades before Paul Simon’s Graceland. As a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, anthropologist and musical activist, his infectious crossover music –a vibrant blend of Western pop and African Zulu rhythms – has not only broken down musical barriers in his adopted country, but also made him an international star.

Johnny’s son, Jesse Clegg, will open the show. Tickets for the Johnny Clegg Band cost $20 to $35, depending on location, and are available at the at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie; the UPAC box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston; or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or

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