Saturday, March 29, 2008

9th CT International Jazz Festival ends

By Ilhaam Hoosain and Rhodé Marshall
29 March 2008

Today marks the end of the 9th Cape Town International Jazz Festival at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

What is set to be a great crowd drawer is Brazilian artist, Sergio Mendez.

Mendez told a group of artists that although he moved to America in the 1960’s he tries to promote Brazilian music as much as he can.

He alos added that he looks forward to his performance tonight, to show South African crowds how music in Africa influences his Brazilian sound.

Bush Radio also spoke to vocalist and acoustic guitarist, Oliver Mtukudzi from Zimbabwe who is scheduled to perform at the Kippies stage.

With the Zimbabwean elections just getting started, Oliver’s message to Zimbabweans is that they should vote wisely.

He added that people are at the forefront of his inspiration when it comes to his composition.

He says that that it good to be an African, because as an African one has to understand who you are, and you have to be yourself.

Jimmy Dludlu’s message

“It’s an honour for me to be at this festival on the ninth year and I’m looking forward to it. I am here to share my music with all the South African,” says acclaimed guitarist Jimmy Dludu.

Saturday night sold out

Director of the Cape Town Jazz Festival, Rashied Lombard says that they are quite excited that Saturday night is totally sold out.

“It has gone very well. The fact that it’s sold out it means we got the right programme again.
We got the rights mix of music, jazz and jazz related music and of course we’ve got a huge contingency coming from outside of Cape Town,” says Lombard.


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