Reggae Ambassadors THIRD WORLD will return to South Africa for the Soweto International Jazz Festival [SIJF] 2019 which will take place on 14-16 June, 2019 at the GOG Lifestyle Venue, Soweto Garden. The maiden SIJF had to be cancelled in the very last minute last year due to some technicalities. There were also some concerns from local artists about the line up which marginalised local Jazz artists and favoured international and non Jazz artists. Third World had already arrived in South Africa to honor their date, but unfortunately the Festival had to be cancelled. The band went on to visit and enjoy Soweto and performed a set at a pop-up concert at Kwa Lichaba, a popular Soweto hang out place close to the famous Vilakazi Street and they left to perform in Ghana.
The first round of artists line up for this year has been announced and Third World Band is confirmed as part of the International act to perform at GOG Lifestyle Venue. South Africa’s Sipho ‘HotStix’ Mabuse, Ernie Smith, Mi Casa, Soweto Gospel Choir, Lady Zamar have also been confirmed and the international acts line up is completed by Julian Vaughn: A dynamic lead bass player from Kansas City and Pieces of a Dream from Philadelphia. More artists are expected to be announced soon.
About Third World
The band was formed in 1973 is celebrating 46 years of making music as Reggae Ambassadors, fusing elements of RnB, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Rap into roots Reggae to form Reggae Fusion, as their style of music is called. In those years they have produced 22 albums with a catalogue of international hits such as 96 Degrees in the Shade, Now That we found Love, Try Jah Love. The band received 10 Grammy nominations and have collaborated with Stevie Wonder and other renowned artists. They went on to wow audiences at international stages across the globe.
Hopefully this year, South Africans will truly get their turn to experience and fulljoy their live eclectic performance.
About Soweto International Jazz Festival
Soweto International Jazz Festival is the first international music and arts festival dedicated to the historic region of Johannesburg, South Africa.The SIJF is described as one-of-kind experience which will spotlight the rich cultural currency of the township with a rich supply of International Music, Art, Cuisine, History, Luxury accommodation and Adventure & exploration. The event will take place at the state of the art Soweto Theatre complex with indoor and outdoor spaces, vendors, artists, food, workshops, and VIP events design to not only educate but to connect people via the magic of music and art.The festival will have 3 Stages – Outdoor with special VIP performance stage and non-stop music over 3 days.
Ticket Sales are up with limited Early Bird Specials of 50% off regular prices.
General Tickets: Friday
Single Day pass – R350
Single Day VIP – R800
General Tickets: Saturday & Sunday
Single Day pass – R450
Weekend pass – R1200
1 day – R1,000
Weekend – R2,800
For more information
SOWETO INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
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