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Johnny Clegg reveals plans for the future as final world tour draws to a close

29 January 2018 5:14 PM
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The superstar says he plans to finish up his autobiography and may work on releasing another album next year.

Legendary South African musician Johnny Clegg has shared his plans for life after his final world tour.

He performed his last major South African gig in the Port Elizabeth and released the video to his single 'King of Time' over the weekend.

64-year-old Clegg was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and is currently in remission.

While the iconic artist will stop performing on big stages, he says that his musical career is far from over.

The superstar says he plans to finish up his autobiography and may work on releasing another album next year.

WATCH: Johnny Clegg bids farewell to music with final world tour

Clegg is also putting together a series of lectures and inspirational talks on culture and identity.

He plans to pursue his interests in other passion projects, including in the electronic waste recycling sector.

I'd rather wind it up now while I'm still fit and strong, than in two or three years time when I can't do that stuff.

Johnny Clegg, SA music icon

I think I will continue putting out albums because it is much easier.

Johnny Clegg, SA music icon

I'll probably put out another album next year and keep looking at how I can develop my hybrid music.

Johnny Clegg, SA music icon

I've never regretted choosing music. It's been an amazing adventure.

Johnny Clegg, SA music icon

I'm still very deeply fascinated by all African languages, but Zulu is the one closest to my heart.

Johnny Clegg, SA music icon

Take a listen to him reflect on his journey and musical career:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Johnny Clegg reveals plans for the future as final world tour draws to a close


29 January 2018 5:14 PM
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Johnny Clegg
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