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Saturday, March 9, 2013


espAfrika, organiser of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) have announced the addition of three new acts for the 14th chapter of the international music event, now billed as Africa’s biggest and best.

In addition to the more than 37 artists already announced for the 14th CTIJF, an excited Festival Director and espAfrika CEO, Rashid Lombard, said that the Dainius Pulauskas Group, Portico Quartet and Cape Town band PHFAT will also take to the stage at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on the weekend of April 5 to 6.

The announcement completes the full line-up for this year’s festival, which will see some 41 artists from countries across the world as well as from within South Africa descend on Cape Town for the 2013 event, the 14th of its kind.

Artists include Afrika Mkhize (South Africa), Auriol Hays (South Africa), Ben Sharpa and Pure Solid (South Africa), Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo (Cuba), Brand New Heavies (UK), Brother Ali (USA), BWB's Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun (USA), CéU (Brazil), Chano Domínguez (Spain), Chef'Special (Netherlands), Cheikh Lô (Senegal), Claire Phillips (South Africa), Dubmarine (Australia), Errol Dyers (South Africa), Gregory Porter (USA), Ibrahim Khalil Shihab (Chris Schilder) (South Africa), Jean-Luc Ponty (FRANCE), Jill Scott (USA), Jimmy Dludlu (South Africa), Jonathan Rubain and Don Vino (South Africa), Kirk Whalum – Romance Language (USA), Khuli Chana and AKA (South Africa), Louis Moholo presents 4 Blokes & 1 Girl (South Africa), Mafikizolo (South Africa), Mi Casa “My House” (South Africa), Pu2ma (South Africa), Reza Khota Quartet (South Africa), Robert Glasper Experiment (USA), Ronin (Switzerland), Sonti (South Africa), Steve Turre (USA), Thandiswa Mazwai (South Africa), Trenton and Free Radical (South Africa) and Zonke Dikana (South Africa).

Sponsors of this year’s event includes the Department of Arts and Culture and the broadcast sponsor, the SABC. Through the festival’s non-profit organisation, the South Atlantic Arts and Culture Trust, the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) is also on board as a sponsor of the Training and Development (T&D) arm of the 14th Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF).

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