Free jazz on Greenmarket

2017-03-16 06:03

Greenmarket Square will come alive to the sounds of the very best Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) artists on Wednesday 29th March.

The annual Free Community Concert, set in the heart of Cape Town, is an event that welcomes music fans from near and far to enjoy an incredible showcase of performing artists from this year’s CTIJF line-up.

This year, the festival has curated an outstanding line-up to entertain and unite Capetonians, featuring the “real funky divas” RnB sensation En Vogue (USA), local afro-pop heroes Mango Groove (SA), SAMA-winning reedman Moreira Chonguiça (MOZ), 2017 espYoungLegends winner VuDu (SA), SACTWU talent winner Danielle Jacobs (SA) and the CTIJF Sustainable Training & Development All Star Band.

Crowds will gather to dance, sing and reminisce to the headline performance by RnB group En Vogue, who will transport fans back to the 90’s with their soulful, up-tempo hits, and give them a taste of what the “real funky divas” have been working on with their upcoming album Electric Café.

Fan favourites Mango Groove, with the soaring vocals of Claire Johnston, and the classic African pennywhistle that forms their big band ‘Marabi-Pop’ sound, will get the Greenmarket Square audience moving to their uniquely infectious groove, with their classic hits and exciting on-stage presence.

For real jazz fans, the adventurous musical identity of Matol-born, SAMA-winning reedman, composer, producer and ethnomusicologist Moreira Chonguiça will captivate Cape Town. Playing many styles from places such as Mozambique, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Congo in a mixture of different genres with a bit of hip hop, funk, and contemporary, Moreira lets his ancestors talk through him to connect with everyone willing to hear.

“Because the CTIJF is firmly rooted in sustaining the future of the music industry in South Africa, and promoting the arts and culture movement, we have included the brilliantly talented VuDu, winner of the second annual espYoungLegends competition, in the line-up for this year’s Free Community Concert, as well as a young band and a fledgling solo performer, all of whom will entertain and give us a glimpse as to what audiences can expect in the future of South African music,” said CTIJF Festival Director, Billy Domingo.

VuDu will certainly live up to Domingo’s expectations and that of the crowds. The nu-jazz collective from Port Elizabeth, was formed to play straight-ahead jazz standards but has evolved into an outfit specialising in the fusion of traditional and African jazz with urban contemporary genres.

The young performer who will take the stage for her first live concert, is Danielle Jacobs the winner of the annual Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union’s talent competition, while the band to round off the line-up, is the carefully selected group of young performers from the CTIJF.

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