Jazz global icon Hugh Masekela, multi-award winning artists; Judith Sephuma, Ray Phiri, Stimela, Simphiwe Dana and internationally acclaimed Oliver Mtukudzi will headline the inaugural SA Jazz Festival in Kimberley.
“This is our first year and we want to create a very unique property. We have pulled a great all-star versatile jazz line-up that will give jazz lovers a mind-blowing and a memorable experience.
It has been a dream for long to create this flagship event that showcases SA Jazz tapestry, culture, food and tourist attractions in the Northern Cape,” says the founder and organiser, Somandla Sibisi.
This all South African Jazz affair will take place at Langley Pleasure Resort on Saturday 17th December 2016. The festival will kick off the Christmas festive season in what will be an annual staple for jazz lovers in South Africa and across the Northern Cape Province.
The festival’s core values are to develop, nurture, empower and showcase local jazz talent too. As a result three local artists and bands will be given an opportunity and a platform to perform among the big names. These include local singing sensations, Dineo, Michelle and Angelique. Acclaimed jazz master and singer, Ray Phiri will conduct workshops and presentations for up-and-coming musicians to hone their skills.