With Women’s Month on the horizon, female artists are set to dominate this year’s first annual Imbokodo Jazz Festival, which will take place against the backdrop of breath-taking harbour views.
KZN artists on the Imbokodo Jazz Festival line-up are set to dazzle audiences with their unique musical talents. The highly anticipated jazz showcase in Durban will be on Saturday, 12 August 2017.
Durban-born vocalist, Njabulo S Nzuza, noted jazz musician, Nomfundo Xaluva and the UCeeJAZZensemble from Umlazi Comtech will join artists already announced such as Lindiwe Maxolo, Spha Mdlalose, Xolisa Dlamini, Chantal Willie-Petersen and the Feya Faku Quartet.
The venue for this jazz-infused evening is the N-Shed Cruise Terminal facility in the Port of Durban, which has been provided by Transnet National Ports Authority.
Durban Port Manager Moshe Motlohi said the Authority was endorsing the event as part of its commitment to transformation and women’s empowerment.
“The Imbokodo Jazz Festival will enable patrons to take in the environment of sub Saharan Africa’s busiest port and fits in well with our drive to reconnect our ports with their communities. Music connects and inspires us all and this is a fitting platform for local artists, especially women,” he said.
Organised by community based non-profit organisation, iTheku Regional Jazz Association (iTReJA), an affiliate of the South African Jazz Appreciators Association (SAJAA), the Imbokodo Jazz Festival is hosted in Women’s Month as it aims to celebrate outstanding females in the South African jazz scene.
The organisers intend developing it over time as Durban’s unique women-only jazz showcase.
Tickets to the festival are R300 each and can only be booked online at www.imbokodojazzfestival.co.za. No tickets will be sold at the door. The event takes place at N-Shed in the Port of Durban on Saturday, 12 August 2017 from 1pm to 1am.
Tsogo Sun is the preferred partner for accommodation bookings. Contact Zukiswa Lisa on 031 366 7035 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Booking codes are as follows: Elangeni Maharani – 1263210 ; Garden Court Marine Parade – 1263211; Suncoast Sunsquare – 1263212.