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Jazz exponents to feature at the Bring Back Jazz fest!

Here you talk of refinery, class, artistic and performance par excellence that would resonate during the ‘Bring Back Jazz’ live show at Eagle Waters Resort in Hartebeespoort, North West on October 17 (next Saturday).

“We are treating the show on the 17 as a launch and intend to use a variety of venues,

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Jazz(ying it up). Legends sis S’bongile Khumalo and bra Hugh Masekela will share the stage at the first Bring Back Jazz fest at Haarties, next Saturday, alongside top performers.

“As an artist, I took an initiative to organise the show and got the support of my fellow jazz or Afro-jazz artists if you like.”

As Afro-jazz sounds dried up particularly on broadcast media platforms such as radio, so did the opportunities of live performances for its practitioners. As a result audiences for top quality Mzansi music, often referred to as Afro-jazz, have over the years experienced dry spells when it comes to performances featuring more than three local performers of refined music.

But as a result of the ‘Bring Back Jazz’, this could change.

The show is supported by North West FM, whose station manager David Mabusela (jazz lover) attest that with Bring Back Jazz festival and many more to come; we are proving that as a station we do mean business and are very serious about going an extra mile to promote good quality South African music.

We are also committed to putting our money where our mouth is when it come to embracing, celebrating and preserving our music heritage.”

“North West FM plays a healthy dose of South African music during its normal programming and goes an extra mile during its Proudly South African music Thursday’s where it only playlists home-brewed music,” quipped Mabusela.

Tickets available at Computicket and Checkers outlets from R250.

It starts from 1pm.

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2 comments

Leluma September 2, 2016 at 11:11 am

I got to know of this inaugural festival on TV (where Paul Hamner, Don Laka &… were being interviewed about the festival) hours before it began and I dashed to the nearest computicket to buy tickets and attended. The line was very impressive and I enjoyed myself to the fullest. The venue by the dam made it exciting. I suppose the event wasn’t well marketed due to the average attendance. I look forward to this year’s festival – I have searched online for info about it but I can’t find anything. Is it happening this year?

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Sydney MORWENG September 2, 2016 at 11:18 am

hi,

ta for keeping in touch.

as yet, we haven’t heard anything from the promoters or the PR team.

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