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[LISTEN] Electric cello trio release classic Clegg cover in aid of local charity

Written by: Sara-Jayne King

All-female electric cello trio Rosanthorn is honouring the musical legacy of the late Johnny Clegg by releasing a cover of his hit song Scatterlings of Africa.

Clegg died at the age of 66 last month following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

One-third of the group Carol Thorns joined Pippa Hudson in studio on Friday and says they actually recorded the track over a year ago.

Suddenly everything aligned and it felt like the right time to release the song.

Carol Thorns, Electric cellist - Rosanthorn

RELATED: Johnny Clegg's death feels like a personal loss - John Maytham

The group will be donating half of the proceeds of the track to the Franschhoek Hospice.

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [LISTEN] Electric cello trio release classic Clegg cover in aid of local charity




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