Windhoek Jazz Festival launched

South African musicians Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Vusi Nova will grace the stage during the 2019 Windhoek Jazz Festival on 02 November at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek.

Chaka Chaka known as the Princess of Africa is an internationally recognised South African singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, humanitarian and teacher amongst others.

Nova won the South African Music Awards (SAMA) for the best Afro Pop Album for his self-entitled album Manyan-Nyan.

During the official launch here, Member Parliament (MP) and Patron of the Jazz Festival, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, said Jazz music in Namibia possesses some of the most talented, local entertainers ever seen and it continues to be a growing brand which many Namibians can relate to.

The hosting of the Windhoek Jazz Festival continues to significantly contribute to the uplifting of Windhoek's status as a diverse, vibrant and artist-friendly city, as it transforms into becoming a smart, vibrant and caring city by the year 2022, Hanse-Himarwa said.

She also added that one cannot think about Jazz music without thinking about positivity, vitality and quite a reflection.

Its powerful nature allows us to have a common understanding of our dependency on one another, for a moment ignoring the sometimes petty boundaries we draw between ourselves,

Local artists who will also participate during the event include Allistaire and the Swingers Jazz Band, Rose Black, FuJazz Band, William Petersen, Sean K, Dan Shout Quartet and The Ugly Creatures.

The City of Windhoek is hosting the jazz festival with the support of Standard Bank, Windhoek Larger, Air Namibia, 99FM, the Hilton and the National Arts Council of Namibia.

Tickets are available at Computicket outlets for N. dollars 200 and will be sold at the gate for N. dollars 250.

Source: Namibia Press Agency