The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) has announced that the event will go ahead as planned inspite of withdrawal of one of the headline performers, Abdullah Ibrahim.
The legendary artist, Abdullah Ibrahim withdrew from the jazz festival in view of concerns around traveling and coronavirus.
According to a press statement, the organisers said; “We respect the decision taken by the artist, and the Cape Town International Jazz Festival remains committed to bringing the best in jazz and jazz-related music to the Mother City.
The event will be going ahead as planned on 27 and 28 March 2020 at the CTICC, and a replacement will be announced: “as soon as possible,”, assures Festival Director Billy Domingo
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is the flagship event for the leading events management and production company espAfrika, which has staged and produced several world-renowned events.
Affectionately referred to as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa. The festival is famous for its star-studded line up of local and international artists.
This year edition showcases Trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader Mandla Mlangeni, Tebogo “AusTebza” Sedumedi, Elementaal- Indian musicians Ranjit Barot and Tauﬁq Qureshi, Versatile Nigerian saxophonist and dynamic vocalist, Femi Koya and host of others