Johnny Clegg was awesome

by oneafrikan on June 19, 2005

Wow, I went to see Johnny Clegg last year at around about the same time, and that was really great. But somehow this year, on Friday, it was even better. I can remember clearly how I welled up with tears when Johnny played Great Heart, Impi and Scatterlings, the emotion in the audience palpable, the people around me all feeling the same way.

I think it’s got something to do with how I feel about my homeland at the moment, as well as the pure emotion and memories that the songs dig up from within. Johnny is a great performer, and really gets the crowd involved – and I think that as the Hammersmith Apollo is a relatively small arena, the effect is compounded. I’m not sure how many people were there on Friday, but I do know that at one stage it felt like we were all of the same thought.

Thank you Johnny for a great evening, and thank you for the songs you sing.

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