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Chaka Khan And Other Global Stars At The 20th Anniversary Of Cape Town International Jazz Festival

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Chaka Khan And Popular Global Music Celebrities performed at The 20th Anniversary of Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

Yvette Marie Stevens aka Chaka Khan adds spice in the Two decades anniversary celebration of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival this March. The  Hello Cape Town Mag‏, in fact, announced a contest entry for the audience on Social Media.

The festival was, in fact, held on Friday, 29 March & Saturday, 30 March 2019 at CTICC – Cape Town International Convention Centre. Perhaps, above 40 performers from miscellaneous musical categories have performed at the stage. Thus this is a melodious yet magical weekend.

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan is, originally, one of the world’s most talented musicians. She is the 10-time GRAMMY Awards winner. This American celebrity is a songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist

The legendary music icon has released 22 hit albums. Moreover, the singer has ten #1 Billboard magazine charted songs associated with her name. This record-breaking list also includes her all-time hit ‘I’m Every Woman’.

The Weekend With Jazz Artists

The two-day Cape Town International Jazz Festival also featured a free concert along with some masterclasses and workshops throughout the week.

Hence, the grand event entails startling performances from  Chaka Khan, Jonathan Butler,  Soweto Gospel Choir and the South African pop music diva Shekhinah.

Furthermore, the show highlights performances of South African poet Sho Madjozi. It also telecasted American trio Moonchild,  Flamenco and The Gipsy Kings.

Besides Chaka Khan’s Display, A Tribute Performance Leads The Show

The show also paid tribute to late Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi. The jazz artist from Africa was in fact set to perform this year but unfortunately departed in January. Mbeu, Vusi Mahlasela, Berita and Maduvha all took part in the tribute performance.

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is an annual music festival from Cape Town, South Africa. The first one was held in 2000 to 2005 and is recognized as the fourth largest jazz festival in the world and the largest jazz festival in Africa. The festival was called the “Cape Town North Sea Jazz Festival” due to its association with the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands.


EspAfrika is, basically, event management and production organization of South Africa. Since 20 years, the company is, successfully, managing all kinds of events in the town. EspAfrika owns and manages the popular  Cape Town International Jazz Festival where Chaka Khan performed this year. Moreover, this festival from South Africa welcomes over 37 000 ‘Festinos’ from around the globe annually.

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