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The international Jazz festival, Cape Town, South Africa

 

The international Jazz festival, Cape Town, South Africa 

An annual music event takes place in Cape Town, South Africa, called the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. The first one, which took place from 2000 to 2005, has seen attendance increase from 14,000 to well over 30,000, making it the fourth-largest jazz festival in the world. On the African continent, it is the biggest jazz event.

International Jazz Festival
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In the jazz community, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is regarded as one of the most significant and influential jazz events. The International Festival is regarded as South of the Sahara Africa’s largest musical occasion. Every year, it hosts renowned local and international artists and groups as part of an international festival.


Every year, a sizable audience of jazz fans attends the concerts. The last weekend in March or the first weekend in April are often the dates for the concerts. It is advised to check hotel rates and make reservations for rooms and tickets far in advance because there will be a lot of tourists during the festival days and there will be a strong demand for accommodations.

Every jazz enthusiast’s calendar must include the Cape Town International Jazz Festival as a highlight. Every year, it takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Center throughout the final weekend of March.The Mother City puts on a show of sensual, soulful jazz and entertains in style, which is why they call it “Africa’s Grandest Gathering.” Here, you’ll find an eclectic blend of local and international jazz on offer.

 

International Jazz Festival, Capetown
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For music lovers, it is a festival of note, with performers performing to packed audiences over the course of two days on five stages. The event features live performances by more than forty international and African artists. Lauryn Hill, Dan Brubeck, James Ingram, Dave Sanchez, Dave Koz, Earth, Wind & Fire, and many other well-known artists have played at the festival. Hugh Masekela and Jimmy Dludlu, two local musical legends, continue to dazzle audiences, and there are also workshops and concerts showcasing fresh, youthful talent and securing the future of South African jazz.


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Francis Chidera
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Popularly known as Chokolate is a content creator. A lover of simplified words making it easy to get to a wider audience. It pains to see that Africans are forgetting and neglecting who they are, hence, I am passionate about reminding us of our culture. I work with 54history on the African culture category, to achieve this aim.

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