Africa’s grandest musical gathering took place this past weekend at the prestigious Cape Town International Convention Centre. This world-renowned event celebrated it's 20th edition this year and it was historical.
International and local artists graced the stage in celebration of the Festival’s 20th edition including ten-time Grammy Award winner and Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan (USA), multiple award-winning jazz pianist, Eliane Elias (Brazil), neo-soul group Moonchild (USA) and South Africa’s first all-female big band, The Lady Day Big Band (SA) and they all set the CTICC ablaze with their heartwarming performances. The audience went wild when local sensation Shekhinah hit the stage.
This year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival was a well produced musical spectacle. We can only imagine what the organizing team at Esp Afrika have in store for us next year. Only time will tell.