Third World Child

Jonathan “Johnny” Clegg (born 7 June 1953) is a British-born musician and anthropologist from South Africa, who has recorded and performed with his bands Juluka and Savuka, and more recently as a solo act, occasionally reuniting with his earlier band partners. He is an important figure in South African popular music history, with songs that mix Zulu with English lyrics and African with various Western music styles.

The name Savuka is based on the Zulu word for “we have risen” or “we have awakened”. At the height of the band’s success in 1988, Michael Jackson had to cancel his show in Lyon, France, as he attracted a smaller audience than Johnny Clegg and Savuka. A newspaper headline in France read “white man singing black music, out sells black man singing white music”. Their last album Heat, Dust and Dreams was nominated for a Grammy Award for best album in the category of World Music.


Third World Child

Johnny Clegg & Savuka

Side One

Are You Ready?
Asimbonanga (Mandela)
Gumba Gumba Jive
Great Heart

Side Two

Ring on Her Finger
Third World Child
Berlin Wall
Don’t Walk Away

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