Chaka Khan set for Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Cape Town – Ten-time Grammy award winner and Queen of Funk Chaka Khan is set to perform at the 2019 Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2019, organiser espAfrika announced on Tuesday.
In celebration of Women’s Month, espAfrika on Tuesday revealed five female-led acts to perform at Africa’s Grandest Gathering at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on March 29 and 30 next year.
The other acts are multiple award-winning jazz pianist Eliane Elias from Brazil; US multi-instrumentalist, neo-soul group Moonchild; South Africa’s first all-female big band, The Lady Day Big Band ; and local sensation, singer/songwriter Shekhinah.
Next year is a big year for the CTIJF, with the event celebrating 20 years of international and local jazz .
CTIJF plans to reveal international and local artists for the festival online throughout the year, instead of its traditional format of press conferences. These multiple line-up announcements will keep the conversation going with new artists to be revealed regularly.
Festival Director Billy Domingo said he looks forward to honouring the past and establishing the future at CTIJF 2019. “The legacy continues as we look forward to the next 20 years of the CTIJF. Now that we’ve laid a solid foundation, we strive to maintain the excellent standard of Africa’s Grandest
Gathering and further establish this festival as one of the best in the world.
“As you’ll see with the first artist announcement, we continue to pay homage to women of song while challenging the global gender bias. As in recent years, we will always celebrate our legends with the CTIJF legacy programme playing an important role in the festival line-up," says Domingo.
Ticket sales for CTIJF 2019 are now open on Computicket. Loyal festival goers are in for a treat, as a limited amount of Weekend Pass tickets are available at R999. Thereafter, CTIJF 2019 Weekend Passes will remain the same price as last year:
- Weekend Pass: R1 290
- Day Pass: R850
CTIJF 2019 Premier Hospitality packages are now on sale. Contact Samantha on 021 671 05 06 or email [email protected] for more information.
* For more information visit: www.capetownjazzfest.com