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Third World for Cape Town Int’l Jazz Fest

Wednesday, March 28, 2012    

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JAMAICAN reggae band Third World is to headline the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in South Africa. The festival will take place March 30- 31st at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The 10-time Grammy nominated band will join American R&B vocalist James Ingram; internationally renowned jazz saxophonist Dave Koz with special guest Patti Austin; six-time Grammy nominee and premiere jazz and jazz-fusion guitarist Mike Stern performing with accomplished drummer Dave Weckl; as well as South Africa’s own Virtual Jazz Reality.

“We are extremely excited about the variety of the line-up. Audiences can expect a sensational mix of world renowned icons and top quality rising stars, both local and international, young and old, and male and female. As usual we have put together a few exciting collaboration performances which promise audiences some spectacular shows,” said Rashid Lombard, festival director in a previous press release.

Prior to their performance, the band will also participate in a music workshop. Already part of their tour regiment, “OUR MUSIC, OUR HISTORY” is the band’s informative and interactive music workshop that focuses on the history and evolution of reggae music — ska, rocksteady, dancehall. The band also talks about the history of their four-decade existence, charity work and accolades.

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