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It's jazz time, folks

By unknown | Feb 14, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Gugu Sibiya

Gugu Sibiya

The eighth yearly Cape Town International Jazz Festival takes place on March 30 and 31 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

And it boasts a spellbinding lineup from the Who's Who of showbiz.

Grammy Award-winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo will give locals a taste of the performances that have turned them into a household name abroad.

Without a doubt, they remain the biggest name in scathamiya, thanks to their harmonious acapella style.

The soul-jazz sensation of Randy Crawford and Joe Sample will give us material mostly from their collaborative album, Feeling Good.

The forever bubbly jazz diva Sibongile Khumalo will appear, as will a host of other national and international artists.

The Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band, a product of the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival, which takes place in Grahamstown in July each year, will once again dazzle the Capetonians with its unique style.

Once again the soulful sounds of jazz, and of more than 40 local and international acts, will reverberate from Rosies, Kippies, Mannenberg, Bassline and the Moses Molelekoa stages.

The two-day affair will be preceded by the yearly free community concert, at Green Market Square, on March 29.

Tickets for single-day passes cost R290. Full weekend passes will set you back R430.

Once again, aficionados will fork out an extra R25 for the Rosies stage. All tickets are available at Computicket.


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