Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2018

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The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is proudly a South African-produced event, hosted annually at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in downtown, Cape Town. This year’s edition falls between March 23 to 24 and will play host to over 37,000 music enthusiasts.

CTIJF is the flagship event for the leading events management and production company espAfrika, which has staged and produced several world-renowned events.

Affectionately referred to as “Africa’s grandest gathering”, the festival is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa and is famous for its star-studded line up of local and international artists. The 2018 lineup includes British Queen of Soul, Corrine Bailey Rae, the father of Ethiopian jazz, Mulatu Astatke and 2015 Jazz Artist of the Year, Vijay Iyer and his sextet (USA). Brazilian guitarist and singer Seu Jorge will present a tribute set to David Bowie titled The Life Aquatic and Kenyan. In addition, DJ ‘Blinky’ Bill Sellanga joins forces with South African producer Sibot for a vibrant electronic collaboration. Trombone Shorty (USA), The Louiz Banks Quartet (India), Nduduzo Makhathini (SA) and Nicky Schrire (SA) will also take the stage.

Ladun Ogidan is the Deputy Editor of Omenka Africa’s first art, business and luxury- lifestyle magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Covenant University, Nigeria. Ogidan is also Operations Manager at the Omenka Gallery, and Chief Operating Officer at Revilo Company Limited, a leading art publishing company in Lagos. She has co-ordinated several exhibitions at home and abroad.

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