Johnny Clegg

Johnny Clegg, South Africa’s World Music Star to perform at GRU

Johnny Clegg
Johnny Clegg

South African world music star Johnny Clegg and his band will perform at Georgia Regents University on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the Maxwell Theatre on the Summerville Campus. This event is part of the university’s annual Lyceum Series.

Clegg is considered to be one of South Africa’s most celebrated entertainers. In addition to being a singer and songwriter, the Grammy-nominated artist is an anthropologist and musical activist whose blend of Western pop and African Zulu rhythms has given him international notoriety.

Admission for this event is $25, general public; $12, GRU faculty and staff as well as children ages 17 and younger; and free, GRU students. GRU students can purchase a guest ticket for $12, and GRU faculty and staff may purchase up to two tickets for $12 each.

Also on March 27, Clegg will present a free lecture on “The Role of Music in Resistance: A Conversation with Johnny Clegg,” at 1 p.m. in University Hall, room 170, on the GRU Summerville Campus.

For more information, call 706-667-4100 or visit gru.edu/maxwelltheatre.