RIP Johnny Clegg

Wasn’t particularly into his music, but seemed like a great guy who stood up for black people at a time when it was a risky thing to do in South Africa.

I always was aware of him, because one summer when I was about 8 one of my long-lost 2nd cousins showed up at my cottage with this guy in tow. Turns out he was the drummer in Savuka, and after some gentle prodding he picked up a guitar and put in an incredible performance of a couple songs. He was definitely the coolest person I had ever met at that point in my life.

Never saw him again.