We’re massively excited to be able to officially announce that Ben Sharpa and Pure Solid will be performing at the 14th Cape Town International Jazz Festival. We believe that this is some well-deserved recognition (in South Africa) for one of South Africa’s finest rappers.
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has grown into a hugely successful international event since its inception in the year 2000. Attendance figures have increased from the initial 14,000 to 34,000 in the last 13 years.
Melodytrip has ranked this proudly South African event as No.4 in the world, outshining events such as Switzerland’s Montreaux Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland.
The CEO of ESP Afrika (the company behind the Cape Town Jazz Fest), Rashid Lombard, saw Ben Sharpa and Pure Solid perform in Réunion Island at the IOMMA festival in May 2012. He immediately booked them for the Jazz Fest much to their surprise and delight.
Ben Sharpa and audio-visual electro-dub group, Pure Solid, will be performing on the Bassline stage on Saturday 6th of April, 2013. Joining them will be Tebz (violin / vocals) and Lelo (percussion).
Also on the Bassline stage will be Mi Casa, Khuli Chana and AKA, Dubmarine, Trenton and the Free Radicals, Brother Ali, Mafikizolo and Chef’Special. Jill Scot, Thandiswa Mazwai and Jimmy Dludlu will be headlining the festival.
The Cape Town Jazz Festival is on the 5th & 6th of April 2013. Tickets cost R440 (day pass) and R645 (weekend pass). You can buy tickets at all Computicket outlets and Shoprite Checkers outlets.
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