This year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival started yesterday Wednesday, 29 March and will end on Sunday, 2 April 2017. Just a day into the festival, the much anticipated event has lived up to the expectation of many.
In case you are still doubting why you should be at the festival, here are top five amazing performances you will be missing.
1. Judith Sephuma:
Judith is a South African legend who has made the world sit up and take notice for decades. She has won multiple awards (including SAMAs) and toured far and wide.
Here is one of her biggest hits, A Cry, A Smile, A Dance:
You can catch Judith’s performance at the festival on Saturday, 1 April 2017 at 20:45 on the Kippies stage.
2. The Internet:
Uber hypeworthy American band The Internet is making their first appearance in South Africa at The Cape Town International Jazz Festival and fans couldn’t contain their excitement when the news was announced a little while ago.
We can’t wait to see them perform this song titled Girl:
You can catch The Internet’s performance at the festival on Saturday, 1 April 2017 at 19:45 on the Basil “Manenberg” Coetzee stage.
3. Laura Mvula
British singer Laura Mvula is a frequent visitor to South African shores and has even filmed videos here. Laura is a genre-bending performer whose visuals and music draw you into another world.
Here’s a music video that Mvula filmed in Cape Town called Phenomenal Woman:
You can catch The Laura Mvula’s performance at the festival on Saturday, 1 April 2017 at 23:45 on the Basil “Manenberg” Coetzee stage.
4. En Vogue
When it was announced that American superstars En Vogue would be hitting the stage at this year’s festival ticket sales immediately skyrocketed and are now sold out. If you’re an older millennial you might know one of their biggest hits (or all of them).
Here’s their mega-hit Don’t Let Go:
You can catch En Vogue’s performance at the festival on Friday, 31 March 2017 at 00:15 on the Basil “Manenberg” Coetzee stage.
5. Thandiswa Mazwai
Thandiswa Mazwai was a part of one of the most important music groups in recent South African history, Bongo Maffin. After going solo, she received various awards and critical praise.
Here’s a live performance of her song Nizalwa Ngobani:
You can catch Thandiswa Mazwai’s performance at the festival on Saturday, 1 April 2017 at 22:15 on the Rosies stage.