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South African musician Johnny Clegg to go on farewell tour

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/28/2017
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 file photo, South African musician Johnny Clegg performs a dance routine during a concert in Johannesburg. Clegg, who blended Western pop and Zulu rhythms in multi-racial bands during white minority rule, will embark this year on his last tour. Clegg, who had chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in 2015, plans four shows in South Africa starting July 1 2017 and will perform in London on Aug. 19 and in Dubai on Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 file photo, South African musician Johnny Clegg performs a dance routine during a concert in Johannesburg. Clegg, who blended Western pop and Zulu rhythms in multi-racial bands during white minority rule, will embark this year on his last tour. Clegg, who had chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in 2015, plans four shows in South Africa starting July 1 2017 and will perform in London on Aug. 19 and in Dubai on Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African musician Johnny Clegg, who blended Western pop and Zulu rhythms in multi-racial bands during white minority rule, will embark this year on his last tour.

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 file photo, South African musician Johnny Clegg performs during a concert in Johannesburg. Clegg, who blended Western pop and Zulu rhythms in multi-racial bands during white minority rule, will embark this year on his last tour. Clegg, who had chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in 2015, plans four shows in South Africa starting July 1 2017 and will perform in London on Aug. 19 and in Dubai on Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 file photo, South African musician Johnny Clegg performs during a concert in Johannesburg. Clegg, who blended Western pop and Zulu rhythms in multi-racial bands during white minority rule, will embark this year on his last tour. Clegg, who had chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in 2015, plans four shows in South Africa starting July 1 2017 and will perform in London on Aug. 19 and in Dubai on Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)

Clegg, who had chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in 2015, plans four shows in South Africa starting July 1 and will perform in London on Aug. 19 and in Dubai on Sept. 20. More dates will be added later this year.

One of 63-year-old Clegg's best-known songs is "Asimbonanga," which means "We've never seen him" in Zulu.

The song refers to South Africans who grew up under apartheid and had never seen a photograph of Nelson Mandela, the jailed anti-apartheid leader who became the country's first black president in 1994. Images of Mandela were banned in South Africa at the time.

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