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The Best Of Johnny Clegg & Savuka - In My African Dream

Johnny Clegg Audio CD
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Although born in the United Kingdom, Johnny Clegg has become one of South Africa’s most celebrated sons. As a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, anthropologist and musical activist, his infectious crossover music – a vibrant blend of Western pop and African Zulu rhythms – has not only broken down musical barriers in his adopted country but has made him an ... Read more in Amazon's Johnny Clegg Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Feb 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000026X1J
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,628 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Scatterlings Of Africa 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Great Heart 4:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Asimbonanga (Mandela) 4:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ibhola Lethu (Our Football Team) 4:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dela 4:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Siyayilanda 4:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. One (Hu) Man One Vote 4:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Crossing (Osiyeza) 4:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Take My Heart Away 4:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Cruel Crazy Beautiful World 4:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Call Your Name 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Third World Child 4:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Tough Enough 4:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. These Days 4:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. In My African Dream 4:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Africa (What Made You So Strong) 3:330.99  Buy MP3 

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clegg virgin 25 Oct 2006
By daja
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was a Clegg virgin. I'd never even heard of him before I bought this CD. Well Scatterlings of Africa is a good track but there are so many more. I love the fusion of African and western music, the creative use of drums, the vocal choruses and harmonies, the use of instruments I had never heard before, the blend of exotic with familiar. My favourite track? Third world child. Anyone who can get the line "Keep away from controversial politics" into the lyric of a popular song deserves massive respect. Buy this album. It's great. If you too are a Clegg version just lie back and think of Africa.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great introduction 14 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album collects practically all of the best of Clegg. It is great for someone who wants a range of his music but just wants one CD.
For those not familiar with JC's music, this white Zulu (yes I promise!) and his band have put together some great contemporary African sounds. The most well known track is "Scatterlings of Africa" which was used in the Rain Man soundtrack.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His African dream 7 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
I love this album. I bought the video of the songs about twenty years ago so the album reminds of happy times in warm climates surrounded by good friends. Johnny Clegg surrounded himself with excellent musicians in Savuka and they produce a unique sound that may seem, to some listeners, set in the late 80s. However, the quality, immediacy and content of the songs are timeless. Clegg has an acknowledgement in very small print on the sleeve of Paul Simon's Graceland album, but I often wonder if he was far more influential in that project than PS lets on. Anthropologist, apartheid campaigner, trades unionist, a fine lyricist, expatriate political commentator, world musician and band leader - the lad from Rochdale has done OK. This album is a great place to start for those who are not familiar with Clegg's canon - for those who are it is a valuable reminder of just how much good stuff he and Savuka have produced.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Close your eyes... 4 Nov 2009
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I spent three years in Zimbabwe in the mid-eighties (before the place was ruined) and all football on TV was preceded by Ibhola Lethu. It was and remains the greatest of all football songs and I haven't got a clue what the words mean! You don't need to know the meaning; simply close your eyes and feel the passion in the music and singing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Johnny Clegg 7 April 2012
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I had some of this music in the 80's and liked it alot, so decided to buy the best of CD containing all the music i wanted and some other tracks new to me. Brought back great memories and the new tracks seem just as good. I think this is better than the Paul Simon album influenced by South Africa and this is the real deal. I fully recommend this to any one who likes the Paul Simon album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Johnny Clegg - what a dream! 16 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD
In My African Dream is a great way of getting to know Africa and some of the current music trends. There are some super tracks and his lyrics take you to the heart of Africa. One track 'The Crossing' always makes the hairs on my neck stand up. Thrills me through and through. Now all I need is to be able to sing along with the local language!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Johnny Clegg 28 Dec 2009
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As good as I remember; vibrant, exciting and different. Third workl Child is a brilliant comment on the 'inevitable' westernisation of the native peoples of the world. Fortunately some traditions will survive for a bit longer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic collection
A great introduction to the inspiring works of Johnny Clegg and Savuka. All the well known favourites and a couple more new ones. Excellent value! Johnny Clegg is brilliant!
Published 7 months ago by Kerrieblue
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Johnny Clegg
I bought this for a friends, hoping to introduce them to Johnny Clegg. I enjoy the songs on this album.
Published 10 months ago by Flustered Parent
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks Johhny
Do you miss a deep African drum on hot summers Sunday afternoon in the bosveld? Do you yern for those vibrating zulu voices in chores? Then get this CD. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Willem S Richter
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic CD
A brilliant, inspiring and uplifting CD. Brought back happy memories of seeing Johnny Clegg & Savuka at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg in the eighties. Read more
Published 16 months ago by JenSt
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Great sounds of South Africa.
This is a must for all lovers of African music. If you have never heard of Johnny Clegg, buy it!
Published 22 months ago by Mrs. Carol M. A. Fourie
4.0 out of 5 stars African Dreams
Some of this album was written prior to the 1994 Elections and contains quite a bit of anti-apartheid message. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Mr. N. C. Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic Africa
I am a fan of Miriam Makeba and looked on the Amazon site for her discs and this disc popped up alongside. The reviews were not that good but bought it anyway. Read more
Published on 27 Feb 2009 by Mr. Fred Gardener
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