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Sway the Weekend Away at Cape Town's Jazz Festival

Jazz it up!

Taking place for the 19th year in a row, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival has established itself as one of the greatest Jazz Festivals not only in Africa, but in the world. The event takes place without fail each year on the last weekend of March or the first weekend of April and boasts more than five stages, over forty esteemed Jazz musicians and what is known to many as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”. This year the event is taking place on Friday the 23rd of March and Saturday the 24th of March.

Where will you be swaying the night away?

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

When you hear “convention centre”, it’s easy to imagine a large building with tacky retractable walls, outdated decor and carpets in desperate need of a clean, but the Cape Town International Convention Centre is here to put those perceptions to bed! Not only is the CTICC beautifully furnished, but it is environmentally conscious, features a modern interior and incredible acoustics.

Who will be serenading you?

African Musicians

  • Alistair Izobell (South Africa)
  • Amanda Black (South Africa)
  • Mabuta (South Africa)
  • Mi Casa (South Africa)
  • Claire Phillips (South Africa)
  • Billy Monama: GrazRoots (South Africa)
  • Louis Moholo Moholo presents 5 Blokes 1 Doll (South Africa)
  • Keenan Ahrends Quintet (South Africa)
  • Jarrad Ricketts (South Africa)
  • Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia)
  • Blinky Bill & Sibot's Afropunk Spaceship (Kenya/South Africa)
  • Nicky Schrire (South Africa)
  • Sekunjalo Edujazz Band (South Africa)
  • The Settlers High School (South Africa)
  • Sisonke Xonti (South Africa)
  • The Feya Faku Spirit Unity (South Africa)
  • The Soil (South Africa)

International Musicians

  • Corinne Bailey Rae (United Kingdom)
  • Jordan Rakei (New Zealand)
  • Miles Mosley (United States of America)
  • Nduduzo Makhathini: Inner Dimensions Collective (South Africa / Swiss)
  • R&R=NOW: Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin, Justin Tyson (United States of America)
  • Seu Jorge presents The Life Aquatic/a Tribute to David Bowie (Brazil)
  • Nicholas Payton (United States of America)
  • Trombone History (United States of America)
  • Vijay Iyer Sextet (United States of America)
  • The Louiz Bank Quartet (India)

Keep it Social

Track the event on social media by sharing your pictures on social media networks such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook while using the hashtag #CTIJF2018. Tag @flightcentrenamibia in your Instagram posts and @FlightCentreNAM in any tweets so we can keep up with all the fun you’re having.

Contact one of our Travel Experts today and secure your spot at one of the most enjoyable and prestigious Jazz events not only in Africa, but in the world.

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