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World-renowned South African musician, activist, and Dartmouth honorary degree holder Johnny Clegg and his band take the outdoor stage on the Dartmouth Green at this summer’s free outdoor Hop concert on Thursday, June 28. The concert is scheduled for 5 p.m. In case of bad weather, it will be held at 7 p.m., in Spaulding Auditorium. Seating is limited indoors.
South African musician and activist Johnny Clegg accepted an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at this year’s Commencement, an award that grew out of past visits to Dartmouth organized by the College’s Environmental Studies Program. (photo by Robert Oettle)
Clegg came to international attention in the 1980s when he defied his country’s apartheid restrictions to create his own vibrant blend of Western pop and African music. Over the decades, he has sold more than five million albums worldwide.
Clegg recently accepted an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at this year’s Commencement, an award that grew out of past visits to Dartmouth organized by the College’s Environmental Studies Program, which has a Foreign Studies Program in southern Africa. In both 2004 and 2011, Clegg performed with his band and gave lectures at the College.