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Gig celebrates SA women in song

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TO AJAZZME 1_CITY_E1

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This Saturday night, if you are not attending the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival, then head for Moyo at Fountains in Pretoria for a killer line-up of killer women artists.

The second aJazzMe event takes place from 3pm and features a line-up of female artists, aside from Kenzhero, that is.

The roster features the extraordinary R&B diva Pebbles as well as the equally talented Kheti. Josie Field, whose show at Oppikoppi was packed to capacity, will bring her deep voice and bohemian pop to the table.

Then there is Nancy G whose popu-larity is growing daily. Her much-anti-cipated debut album is due for release at the end of next month on the Ghetto Ruff label. She is enjoying airplay with her single When I Woke Up This Morning on Good Hope and Metro FM. She will perform as a three-piece and it will certainly not be jazz.

The feminine Laurie Levine, who is an underrated musician, will also perform. Expect delicately crafted folk songs with a touch of angst.

The crazy comedian Nina Hastie will be the host on the day. She will no doubt bring much mirth to the proceedings.

Kaya FM’s Nicky B and DJ Kenzhero will be on the decks and bring the night to a grooving end.

Headlining aJazzMe will be the legendary Mahotella Queens. This group of wonderful women still continue to tour the world. This is a rare appearance for them in their country of birth and that is reason enough to attend aJazzMe on Saturday.

The event runs from 3pm to 9pm. There is also a photo exhibition of SA women in song by Oscar Gutierrez, which includes an audio visual installation.


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