Johnny Clegg & Savuka

Also known as J. Clegg & Savuka, Johnny Clegg, Johnny Clegg And Savuka, Johnny Clegg With Savuka, Jonny Clegg And Savuka, Savuka
Members of Johnny Clegg & Savuka: Derek De Beer, Johnny Clegg, Keith Hutchinson, Mandisa Dlanga, Solly Letwaba, Steve Mavuso
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://inmyafricandream.free.fr/

Discography of Johnny Clegg & Savuka:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 4 Audio 1989 EMI
2 Take My Heart Away 3 Audio 1988 EMI
3 Scatterlings Of Africa 5 Audio 1987
4 Siyayilanda 3 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
5 Live! And More... 36 Audio 2003-11-10 Rhythm Safari
6 Scatterlings Of Africa 2 Audio 1987 EMI
7 Take My Heart Away 3 Audio 1988 EMI Music (Netherlands)
8 Scatterlings Of Africa 3 Audio 1987 EMI
9 Third World Child 10 Audio 1987 Capitol Records
10 Shadow Man 10 Audio 1988 EMI
11 Third World Child 10 Audio 1987
12 Scatterlings Of Africa 2 Audio 1987 EMI
13 I Call Your Name 4 Audio 1988
14 Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 5 Audio 1989 Capitol Records
15 Scatterlings Of Africa 3 Audio 1987 EMI
16 Shadow Man 10 Audio 1988 EMI
17 Shadow Man 10 Audio 1988 EMI
18 Siyayilanda 3 Audio 1988 EMI
19 Third World Child 10 Audio 1987 EMI
20 Shadow Man 10 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
21 Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 11 Audio 1989 EMI
22 Asimbonanga 3 Audio 1987 EMI Electrola
23 Shadow Man 10 Audio 1988
24 Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 10 Audio 1989 EMI
25 Scatterlings Of Africa 4 Audio 1989 Capitol Records
26 Take My Heart Away 2 Audio 1988 EMI
27 I Call Your Name 3 Audio 1988 EMI
28 Shadow Man 10 Audio 1988 EMI
29 One 'Man, One Vote 2 Audio 1989 Emi
30 Shadow Man 10 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
31 Third World Child 10 Audio 1987 EMI-Bovema Holland
32 Third World Child 10 Audio 1987 EMI
33 Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 3 Audio 1989
34 Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 4 Audio 1989 EMI
35 Asimbonanga 2 Audio 1987 EMI
36 I Call Your Name 2 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
37 Take My Heart Away 3 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
38 I Call Your Name 2 Audio 1988 EMI
39 Take My Heart Away 2 Audio 1988 EMI
40 Asimbonanga 4 Audio 1987
41 Shadow Man 10 Audio 1988 EMI
42 Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 4 Audio 1989 EMI
43 One 'Man, One Vote 4 Audio 1989 EMI
44 Third World Child 10 Audio 1987 EMI
45 In My African Dream: The Best Of Johnny Clegg & Savuka 16 Audio 1994 EMI
46 Dela 4 Audio 1989 Emi France
47 I Call Your Name 2 Audio 1988 Pathé Marconi EMI
48 Third World Child 10 Audio 1987 Capitol Records
49 Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 2 Audio 1989 EMI
50 Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 7 Audio 1989


[b]Savuka[/b] (based on the Zulu word for the phrase "we have arisen") was formed by [a=Johnny Clegg] in 1986 after the demise of his musical partnership with Sipho Mchunu as [a=Juluka].

Whereas Juluka were more of a local cultural curiosity and crossover project during the height of apartheid and the pair’s musical relationship was often subjected to racial abuse, threats of violence and police harassment, Savuka went one bold step further: multi-racial, of course, but they also had a political agenda. The issue of racial and social injustice, which has been at the core of so much of Johnny Clegg’s work over the years, was more prominent.

Says Clegg: "Savuka was launched in the State of Emergency, 1986. The entire album was hard-hitting, it was directly political and it had very strong political metaphors. That’s the album I wrote the song for Mandela and released it commercially inside South Africa, that’s the album which was also restricted and banned, the video was heavily banned."

"Musically, Savuka tended to be more of an international melange, it was more rock, it was more hard, it was a harder edge sound and we were not drawing just on Zulu guitar. I drew on many other influences. I drew on Zimbabwean guitar music, I drew on Zairian music, I drew on Latin-American rhythms and even in the last album I drew on a traditional Hindu prayer song."

The breakthrough album was "[b]Third World Child[/b]" in 1987 but their success reached its zenith with "[b]Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World[/b]" (1989) which was followed by "[b]Heat, Dust & Dreams[/b]" (nominated for a Grammy) in 1993.

Also in 1993, percussionist Dudu "Zulu" Ndlovu was assassinated in a conspiracy relating to a taxi war, and Savuka was terminated that same year.

Johnny Clegg - Lead vocals, Guitars, Concertina, Mouth Bow, Jaw Harp

Steve Mavuso - Keyboards, Backing Vocals

Derek de Beer - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Keith Hutchinson - Keyboards, Saxophone, Flute, Backing Vocals.

Dudu "Zulu" Ndlovu - Live Percussion and Dancing, Backing Vocals.

Solly Letwaba - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals.

Mandisa Dlanga - Additional Backing Vocals.


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