Sold-out fest hosts free events

2015-05-05 06:00

While tickets for the event itself are sold out, there will be plenty of free events on offer in the run-up to this year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF).

Fashionistas can learn more about the business of fashion in South Africa at a workshop at the Cape Sun Hotel from 10:00 to 12:30 on Wednesday 25 March with special guests from the local fashion industry.

Alistair Andrews will be hosting a music technology workshop aimed at experienced musicians from 12:00 to 14:30 (also on Wednesday 25 March) where he will explore the use of smartphones and tablets in music education and production.

One of the highlights of the festival is the free concert at Greenmarket Square from 17:00 on Wednesday 25 March where concert-goers can get a taste of the acts set to perform at the festival.

This year’s concert will feature multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine (from the UK), Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, Zoë Modiga, Beatenberg and the All Star Band.

Free trains will be available on the Heathfield (Cape Flats), Khayelitsha via Kapteinsklip (Central Line) and Bellville routes for people travelling to the concert between 15:00 and 17:00 and returning from Cape Town from 23:30.

The Cape Music Institute will be hosting a music business and performance workshop with industry professionals, educators and CTIJF guest artists at Athlone Stadium from 10:00 to 12:00 on Thursday 26 March.

The Gugu S’Thebe Community Centre in Langa will play host to the Intyholo jazz development project and a discussion around copyright and current issues in the music industry with Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse and Beatenberg among others. The open discussion takes place from 13:00 to 16:00 on Thursday 26 March.

The DuoTone Photo Exhibition opens at 17:30 at the CTICC on Thursday 26 March with photos by both amateur and professional photographers that capture the essence of “jazz in motion”. The exhibition runs until Saturday 28 March.

A series of music master classes will be presented by Amel Larrieux, Gerald Clayton, Wallace Roney, Prophets of Da City, Purbayan Chatterjee and Talvin Singh at the Cape Sun Hotel on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 March.


Visit the Cape Town International Jazz Festival Facebook page for the schedule of master classes. Email to book for any of these free events. Call Clive Newman on 021 671 0506 or email clive@espafrika to book a spot for the free fashion workshop. No booking is required for the free concert

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