Third World for Cape Town Int’l Jazz Fest
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.