In My African Dream

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Globally, Clegg is probably best recalled for "Scatterlings of Africa," understandably the leadoff track here. If not his manifesto which was established long before his international fame, it makes his point, the mixing of rock and Zulu music, quite succinctly and wonderfully -- and he was doing it long before it became fashionable indeed, while it was illegal under South Africa's apartheid laws. You can't say this is a perfect best-of, by any means, but it does include the lovely "Take My Heart Away" and "Great Heart," which would later be covered by Jimmy Buffett. The a cappella version of "Dela" highlights the gorgeous harmonies in a manner similar to Ladysmith Black ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Globally, Clegg is probably best recalled for "Scatterlings of Africa," understandably the leadoff track here. If not his manifesto which was established long before his international fame, it makes his point, the mixing of rock and Zulu music, quite succinctly and wonderfully -- and he was doing it long before it became fashionable indeed, while it was illegal under South Africa's apartheid laws. You can't say this is a perfect best-of, by any means, but it does include the lovely "Take My Heart Away" and "Great Heart," which would later be covered by Jimmy Buffett. The a cappella version of "Dela" highlights the gorgeous harmonies in a manner similar to Ladysmith Black Mambazo, while "Asimbonanga Mandela" is a tribute to the man who would be South Africa's new leader, and a real hero. So, even if this doesn't have seminal Clegg material like "Waza Friday" and "Impi," it's still a very decent collection. Johnny Clegg & Savuka were always about more than the music, however; they put it together politically, too, a huge act of defiance that was reflected in the lyrics and sound. As the man said, think and dance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/26/2005
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724383007325
  • Catalog Number: 830073
  • Sales rank: 51,302

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Clegg & Savuka Primary Artist
Johnny Clegg Indexed Contributor, Concertina, Vocals, Multi Instruments
Kenny Aronoff Drums
Eric Bazilian Mandolin
Mark Goldenberg Guitar
Keith Hutchinson Flute, Keyboards, Saxophone, Background Vocals
Andrew Innes Guitar, Mandolin, Background Vocals
Victor Masondo Bass Guitar
John Pierce Bass
Hilton Rosenthal Keyboards, Background Vocals
Savuka Track Performer
Bobby Summerfield Percussion, Keyboards, Tambourine
Eric Rigler Bagpipes
Derek de Beer Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Solly Letwaba Background Vocals
Steve Mavuso Keyboards, Background Vocals
Cedric Samson Drums, Background Vocals
Mandise Dlanga Background Vocals
Jabu Mavuso Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Johnny Clegg Composer, Producer
Hilton Rosenthal Producer
Savuka Contributor
Bobby Summerfield Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Peter Thwaites Engineer
Don Was Producer
Solly Letwaba Contributor
Cedric Samson Producer
Fernando Perdigao Engineer
Phil Delire Engineer
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