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Johnny Clegg 

When: Tue., May 10 2011

In apartheid South Africa, inter-race restrictions resulted in cultural boycotts, as well as the self-exile of many who saw the situation as hopeless. One musician who stuck it out long enough to see change was Johnny Clegg, who fronted the first racially mixed South African band, Juluka, alongside Zulu musician Sipho Mchunu. The group became hugely popular, even though what it was doing was against the law and got it banned from the airwaves. Apartheid collapsed in 1994, but the musical activist is still going strong and will be proving it tonight at the L2 Arts and Culture Center (1477 Columbine St., Denver, swallowhillmusic.org). It's at 8 p.m., $28 in advance, $30 at the door, with $2 off for Swallow Hill members. — Bill Forman

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