Johnny Clegg & Savuka

Also known as J. Clegg & Savuka, Johnny Clegg, Johnny Clegg And Savuka, Johnny Clegg With Savuka, Jonny Clegg And Savuka, Savuka

Short biography of Johnny Clegg & Savuka: [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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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 4
mp3, CD
1989 EMI
2 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Take My Heart Away Take My Heart Away 3
mp3, CD
1988 EMI
3 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Scatterlings Of Africa Scatterlings Of Africa 5
mp3, CD
1987
4 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Siyayilanda Siyayilanda 3
mp3, CD
1988 Capitol Records
5 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Live! And More... Live! And More... 36
mp3, CD
2003-11-10 Rhythm Safari
6 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Scatterlings Of Africa Scatterlings Of Africa 2
mp3, CD
1987 EMI
7 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Take My Heart Away Take My Heart Away 3
mp3, CD
1988 EMI Music (Netherlands)
8 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Scatterlings Of Africa Scatterlings Of Africa 3
mp3, CD
1987 EMI
9 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Third World Child Third World Child 10
mp3, CD
1987 Capitol Records
10 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Shadow Man Shadow Man 10
mp3, CD
1988 EMI
11 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Third World Child Third World Child 10
mp3, CD
1987
12 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Scatterlings Of Africa Scatterlings Of Africa 2
mp3, CD
1987 EMI
13 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - I Call Your Name I Call Your Name 4
mp3, CD
1988
14 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 5
mp3, CD
1989 Capitol Records
15 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Scatterlings Of Africa Scatterlings Of Africa 3
mp3, CD
1987 EMI
16 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Shadow Man Shadow Man 10
mp3, CD
1988 EMI
17 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Shadow Man Shadow Man 10
mp3, CD
1988 EMI
18 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Siyayilanda Siyayilanda 3
mp3, CD
1988 EMI
19 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Third World Child Third World Child 10
mp3, CD
1987 EMI
20 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Shadow Man Shadow Man 10
mp3, CD
1988 Capitol Records
21 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 11
mp3, CD
1989 EMI
22 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Asimbonanga Asimbonanga 3
mp3, CD
1987 EMI Electrola
23 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Shadow Man Shadow Man 10
mp3, CD
1988
24 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 10
mp3, CD
1989 EMI
25 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Scatterlings Of Africa Scatterlings Of Africa 4
mp3, CD
1989 Capitol Records
26 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Take My Heart Away Take My Heart Away 2
mp3, CD
1988 EMI
27 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - I Call Your Name I Call Your Name 3
mp3, CD
1988 EMI
28 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Shadow Man Shadow Man 10
mp3, CD
1988 EMI
29 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - One 'Man, One Vote One 'Man, One Vote 2
mp3, CD
1989 Emi
30 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Shadow Man Shadow Man 10
mp3, CD
1988 Capitol Records
31 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Third World Child Third World Child 10
mp3, CD
1987 EMI-Bovema Holland
32 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Third World Child Third World Child 10
mp3, CD
1987 EMI
33 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 3
mp3, CD
1989
34 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World 4
mp3, CD
1989 EMI
35 Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Asimbonanga Asimbonanga 2
mp3, CD
1987 EMI

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