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Line Up For Cape Town Jazz Festival Released

Posted by tropicstravel on January 30 2013, 13:46pm

Categories: #Cape Town International Jazz Festival, #Culture, #EspAfrika, #Jack Dejohnette Trio, #Jill Scott, #Jimmy Dludlu, #Ntoni, #South Africa, #Zonke Dikana

Cape Town – The line up to this year’s 14th Cape Town Jazz Festival has been released and includes some of the industries top performers.


Over 40 international and local artists will perform during the two day event which kicks off on April 5 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The world famous Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo from Cuba will for the first time perform at the event.

Other artists sharing the stage include, Jack Dejohnette Trio from the USA, Brand New Heavies from the United Kingdom, Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter, actress and poet. Jill Scott will be represented by Jimmy Dludlu and Zonke Dikana.

The organisers of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, EspAfrika, has meanwhile sent condolences following the death of Victor Ntoni, one of South Africa’s most celebrated jazz icons, saying they are deeply saddened to hear his passing.

Ntoni died on Monday at the Helen Joseph hospital in Johannesburg at the age of 65.

He was scheduled to perform at this year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival.


Source: SA Breaking Show; Photo: Courtesy Stock Xchnge

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