In 2018 a group of well-known musicians came together to celebrate the life and work of Johnny Clegg and recorded a special version of his song – The Crossing. Watch the video below.
Johnny Clegg represents all that is great about South Africa. He embodies the fighting spirit and vision, required to transcend into a better future for all. Leading from the front, he has shown how social barriers and prejudices can be broken with his music and in doing so, instils an awareness of other cultures while truly creating a meaningful change.
Johnny’s passion for education shines bright and as a result, he has inspired some of the country’s most popular artists to thank him for all that he has done and continues to do for music and South Africa, alike. On 10 September 2018, over 50 artists came together to record their own version of Johnny’s song, ‘The Crossing’, as a tribute to the man himself and to raise funds to fight the education crisis in South Africa. This stands to be the biggest South African music collaboration of all time and shows once again how Johnny has the unwavering ability to bring people from all backgrounds together.
Friends of Johnny Clegg is a fund created in Johnny’s honour through the Click Foundation. The funds will be distributed to their various centres across South Africa to target young learners in primary schools, Grade R – Grade 3 with an online phonetics based programme to help them read and write. The Click Foundation is aimed at changing lives for the young learners of South Africa. Supporting them on their journey and creating lifelong learners through their ability to read and use technology.
For more information about the Friends of Johnny Clegg, click here.