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Jah Vinci, Sly and Robbie, Cherine Anderson to perform in Johannesburg

The 23rd edition of Arts Alive international Festival kicked off on 31 August and will run until 30 September. The Johannesburg Arts Alive Festival is an annual event held during the month of September at various places around Johannesburg. The festival hosts a line-up of theater, poetry, visual arts, music, dance and film, where local and international artists perform at various venues. Reggae artists, or Jamaican Artists as the festival prefers to call them, are a staple at this festival. Over the years, we have seen the likes of Etana, Mutabaruka, Jah9, LKJ perform as part of the international acts line up.

This year Sly and Robbie, the legendary Drum n Bass Duo from Jamaica will perform with South African Artists; Tlale Makhene, Thando Magickeyz Mathebula, Erik Paliani, Senzo Mzimela, Linda Skhakhane and Sthembiso Bhengu. The event will take place at Bassline at 8pm on Tuesday, 8 September.
Sly and Robbie Double Bill

Cherine Anderson, Jah Vinci and Freeky, are on the line up with other kwaito, hip hop and Afro pop artists to complete the Urban concert aimed at the inner-city and greater Johannesburg urban youth. It will take place at the outdoor Newtown Park and at the Bassline on Saturday 26 September.

Cherine Anderson is a singer, songwriter and award winning actress who starred in Jamaica’s most successful films, Dancehall Queen and One Love will perform her signature Dancehall Soul Sound, which is a mixture reggae, dancehall, soul and RnB. She performed with Shabba Ranks, when the latter performed in Jamaica, hailed as the ‘Emperor of Dancehall’  for the first time after a long hiatus. She has also toured and worked with Sly and Robbie extensively.


Jah Vinci who’s real name is Kirk Rhoden, started his career as a member of Vybz Kartel’s Portmore Empire, but later re-emerged as a cultural artists steering towards new roots reggae sounds and making his mark in the industry and garnering a huge following with hits like Real Woman, Guide me, Nobody Knows.

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