Free Concert draws large crowd

As seen on IOL.

#CTIJF 2017 | 29 March 2017
Yasmine Jacobs and Saarah Survé

Cape Town – Families came in their numbers, with their camping chairs, to Greenmarket Square to listen to the amazing line-up on Wednesday.

The MCs shared some banter with the crowd before the Free Community Concert kicked off.

The All Star Band started the festivities. The bandmembers are all younger than 18. They ended their performance with the song “Weekend Special”, much to the delight of the lively audience.

Sounds of approval could be heard.

“How many of you believe in Cape Town talent?” the MCs asked the crowd.

The Sactwu’s Got Talent Winner 2017, Danielle Jacobs, then took to the stage with  back-up dancers.

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Free Concert 2017 sets the mood for Jazz Fest

As seen on IOL.

#CTIJF 2017 | 29 March 2017
Yasmine Jacobs and Saarah Survé

Cape Town – “It should be called the people’s concert.”

These were the words of Billy Domingo, the festival director of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, at the Free Community Concert on Greenmarket Square.

He explained that because so many people from all walks of life come to this concert, it should be dubbed as such. And one could see the diversity in the crowd.

After singing an original tune, VuDu seemed happy to touch down in Cape Town from Port Elizabeth.

“It’s an absolute dream,” the lead singer, Sisanda Myataza, said enthusiastically, just before breaking into another original hit.

The Free Community Concert promised to feature internationally acclaimed artists such as En Vogue and fan-favourites Mango Groove.

With the Free Community Concert being a success, one can expect nothing short of wonders at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival this weekend.

See the article and my photographs here.