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Love in the Time of Gaza - Johnny Clegg

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 12:13 am
by Kush

Johnny Clegg - The Final Journey

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:25 pm
by Kush
The South African legend may be reaching the end of the line... ... story.html

This is an emotional time for Clegg, by necessity and design. “I’m also in a way saying goodbye to my band,” he says. Some of the players have been with him for well over 20 years. “It’s very important for me to give them this year.”
It will be Clegg’s last tour, whether he beats the odds or not. “I have such mixed feelings,” he says. “When I do the show I feel strong and good, but that’s the illusion of the chemo. I don’t know what’s going to happen. We’ll see what the new year brings.

Talk to the People

There's a brawl in a lonely whites only bar
A lekker groove in a classy shebeen
Someone betrayed in a government car
A silent movement on the stock market screen
A watchman playing on a Zulu guitar
A white soldier's blues in camouflage green
A migrant worker who's come too far
A sailor aground in a submarine

Phendula wendoda
(Answer, Mister)
Lendlela sizofika kanjani
(This way, how will we arrive?)
Talk to the people
Walk through the country
Listen to the children
Do you know the dreams they dream at night
Only you, only you can see me
Only you, only you can free me
Only you breathe life into the land
Touch me with your healing hand

There's a township mongrel on the scrounge
A tribal feud in a municipal 'pound
A squatter with an ox but no land to plough
A shipment of A.K.s on the underground
A throw of the dice on a Soweto train
A waiting knife if you should win the game
A human rights lawyer with a torture claim
A union activitist never ever seen again


Phendula wemadoda
(Give the answer...)
Talk to me

God hear the children
God save the country
God hear the people
God bless the dreams they dream at night

Re: Love in the Time of Gaza - Johnny Clegg

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:36 am
by Kush
HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY - Johnny Clegg, Musician and Anthropologist