5 Highlights of Our 2016 Jazz Fest Listener Tour
Easily Africa’s grandest gathering, the Cape Town International Jazz Fest, on the first weekend of April, was attended by your favourite Kaya presenters Bob Mabena and Kuli Roberts of 180 with Bob, Mo-G of Kaya Central, T-Bose of Best T in the City and Georgie of Georgie in the Afternoon
When we put out the call, you, Kaya listeners, did not disappoint as you booked your space on the tour in your numbers. Having the Kaya FM community with us, made the Kaya experience of the 2016 Cape Town International Jazz Festival our best one yet.
We jetted out to the Mother City on Friday, April 1. The weekend was young and there was a lot in store for the Afropolitans joining the Kaya presenters. We would be staying in the luxurious Table Bay Hotel, which had all the attendees well-placed for all the Jazz Fest festivities. Attendees of the Kaya Jazz Fest listener tour also had full access to the Jazz Fest with a weekend pass.
These are the five highlights of the 2016 Kaya Jazz Fest Listener Tour:
The Company We Kept
Top of our list for all our travels and events that involve you, the Afropolitans who support and build the Kaya FM community, is always meeting you. Meeting and interacting with the people who support what Kaya stands for will never get old. Whether we put a call out for you to join our relay or try something new by going skiing, you always answer in abundance.
The Table Bay Hotel is magnificent. The views of Cape Town are breath-taking. It simply made sense to stay in the best comfort while we were attending one of the biggest events on the jazz calendar. Sleeping in great comfort makes all the difference when travelling.
The music is always meant to be the star when you attend the Cape Town International Jazz Festivals. And the 2016 edition certainly didn’t disappoint! There was an artist for every taste: Nathi and Vusi Nova, Mafikizolo and the Village Pope – TshopoTshola, the saxophonist George Brooks,Driemanskap, SWV, Angie Stone, Tribute “Birdie” Mboweni, ThandiNtuli, Amadou& Miriam and many more across five stages, over two days.
An Afropolitan Lunch to Remember
Before we left the Mother City, we gathered for a lunch in Kalk Bay to further share ideas with topics ranging from the jazz that had brought us all to together to the state of our country and other topical issues. The food was almost as great as the company.
A surprise guest
You may have heard that two surprise guests took to the stage at the 2016 Jazz Fest. One of them was Arts & Culture Minister NathiMthethwa who was not well received by the crowd that was all about the music and not in the mood for speeches. The other guest was international actor Idris Elba, who you may remember played Tat’ uMandela in the Long Walk to Freedom biopic. Nobody saw him coming.
There you have it, we went to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival and there too we enjoyed good music and good friends.
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