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South Africa's Johnny Clegg begins last international tour

South African musician Johnny Clegg defied the country's apartheid-era racial barriers, celebrated its new democracy under Nelson Mandela and took his Zulu-infused rock music around the world. Now after treatment for pancreatic cancer, he is launching a final international tour that he calls "The Final Journey."

Clegg said Thursday he feels "fit and strong" as he begins the tour showcasing his blend of Western and African musical styles.

The British-born singer, whose multi-racial bands during white minority rule in South Africa drew a staunch foreign following, has played some South African shows in "The Final Journey" tour and plans stops in...