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Johnny Clegg & Savuka, 1993.
L-R: Derek De Beer, Mandisa Dlanga, Solly Letwamba, Johnny Clegg, Steve Mavuso, Keith Hutchinson
|Origin||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Genres||World music, afro pop, rock, zulu, maskanda, mbaqanga|
Derek de Beer
Savuka was a band formed in 1986 by English-born South African Johnny Clegg after the disbanding of his first band, Juluka. Both of his bands were inter-racial in the racially segregated Apartheid South Africa. Savuka followed more of a Western pop rock style blended with Clegg's familiar, distinctive Zulu musical stylings, creating a unique sound that was something of a major departure from the old, more traditional Zulu sound of Juluka.
They had a UK #75 hit in 1986 with a new version of the earlier Juluka hit "Scatterlings of Africa".
Percussionist Dudu Zulu was killed in 1992. "The Crossing" was a tribute to him.
- 1987: Third World Child
- 1988: Shadow Man
- 1989: Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World
- 1993: Heat, Dust And Dreams
- 1991: Scatterlings of Africa (re-recording by Savuka)
- 2002: My African Dream - The Best of Johnny Clegg & Savuka (mainly compilation, but includes some previously unreleased tracks)
- Mandisa Dlanga - vocals (b. South Africa)
- Johnny Clegg - guitar, vocals (b. 31 October 1953, Bacup, England)
- Steve Mavuso - keyboards, vocals (b. South Africa)
- Keith Hutchinson - saxophone, keyboards, vocals (b. South Africa)
- Solly Letwaba - bass (b. South Africa)
- Derek de Beer - drums (b. 1954, Johannesburg, South Africa)
- Andy Innes - guitar, mandolin, vocals (joined 1992), (b. 1968, Salford, England). Went on to perform function of Music Director for the reformed Juluka and subsequently the Johnny Clegg Band.
- Dudu Zulu - percussion, vocals (born Mntowaziwayo Ndlovu, 25 December 1957, South Africa; died 4 May 1992, Johannesburg)
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