Songbird shares Cape jazz experience

2016-04-14 06:00
PHOTO: supplied At the festival (from left) Mama Dorothy Masuku, Afrika Cele and Mama Abigail Khubeka.

PHOTO: supplied At the festival (from left) Mama Dorothy Masuku, Afrika Cele and Mama Abigail Khubeka.

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AFRIKA Cele is back from Cape Town after performing at the 17th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival on 1 and 2 April.

She said the experience was amazing especially the workshops before the show.

“It was fabulous, the workshops really helped me and were very informative, and we were trained by international artists.

“They told us how the music industry has changed and how we should adapt to the new era of music.” said Afrika

Afrika said the workshop facilitators said musicians should look at music from a business point of view and see how they can make a living from music.

“I really learnt a lot - on the big stage and everywhere­ - it was nerve-racking, but I did it. It was an awesome experience,” said Afrika.

The highlight of the experience was her performance in honour of Africa’s legends - Mama Dorothy Masuka and Mama Abygail Khubeka.

“It really made me feel upgraded. I never imagined performing before such a big crowd. The Cape people showed me love and were very welcoming.”

“I feel I have made my mark,” said Afrika.

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