After nearly four decades of foot-stomping music that challenged the apartheid regime and promoted racial reconciliation, Johnny Clegg is heading out on his final tour. On Saturday, Clegg starts his global farewell tour with a concert in Cape Town. He will play other South African venues and then go on to London, France, Dubai, the US and Canada. The 64-year-old, famed for his multi-ethnic collaborations, said the decision to bring down the curtain on live performing came after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. "It has been a rewarding career in so many aspects … to be able to unite people through song, especially at a time where it seemed impossible," he said. "I want to give my fans some kind of conclusion … [showing] that the journey I started when I was 14 years old is coming to an end now. "My shows are very physical, a lot of dancing, and I have to be strong to do that." Clegg’s cancer is in remission after he underwent chemotherapy. "I would like to present a final farewe...

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