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The 18th CTIJF brings top exponents worldwide to ‘Mother City’

In full throttle. Thandiswa Mazwai is one of the leading acts at the CTIJF scheduled for Cape Town.

It comprises local and international sought after musos-both young and old.

It has been billed for 31 March & 1 April 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Center (Mother City).

Last year the first batch was released as follows: Jazz supergroup Jazz Funk Soul with Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber & Paul Jackson Jr (USA); Ernie Smith (SA), VuDu (SA); Rudresh Mahanthappa Bird Calls (USA); Gretchen Parlato (USA); Siya Makuzeni (SA); Skyjack (SA/ SWISS); Tune Recreation Committee (SA);  Darren English (SA/ USA), Jonas Gwangwa & Friends (SA).

Taylor McFerrin and Marcus Gilmore (USA); Dope Saint Jude (SA); Laura Mvula (UK); Judith Sephuma (SA); The Rudimentals (SA); Sekunjalo Edujazz Band (SA); Manu Dibango (Cameroon) and Moreira Chonguica (Mozambique); Deepak Pandit (India); Marcus Wyatt (SA) and Ranjit Barot (India); Escalandrum (Argentina); and  Soweto String Quartet (SA) .

Dubbed “one of the most potent socially conscious musical line-ups ever staged in South Africa, and one that has exceptional cachet,” the organizers are also relishing on the fact tickets are being sold at higher pace, than usual.

Billy Domingo from espAfrica says: “The CTIJF has reached a point where it is known to deliver a good product. This was evidenced by the sale of tickets even before we made the first artist announcement of the line-up,” he said.

You stand a chance to be dazzled by the likes of Pops MOHAMED, Thandiswa Mazwai, Trezor and others.

Cameroon exponent. Manu Dibango will visit our shores for the 18th CTIJF in March/ April, this year.

Here is the final list for 2017:

Kamasi Washington; Grammy-nominated songstress Andra Day (USA); Nonfundo Xaluva, (SA); composer and arranger Buddy Wells; Buddy Sextet (SA); a trio of respected (and long-missed) Brooklyn veterans: Alternative hip hop trio Digable Planets (USA); dance/electronic music producer JAMESZOO (NL); STTA (SA) turntablists DJ Raiko and DJ P-Kuttah, three live beat machine samplers, versatile vocalist/ Nasty J aka Joniq; and singer/composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer TOM MISCH (UK).

For full programme and line up go to: www.capetownjazzfest.com

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