““This event has always been a true highlight for me on the CTIJF festival calendar. Developing from a small community concert to the incredible event that it is today, the free community concert truly captures the essence of inclusivity. It reflects the goals of togetherness that our communities strive for, regardless of prejudice surrounding gender, race and our historical background. I want to thank Cape Town and its people for allowing us to host such a remarkable event!” says Billy Domingo, Festival Director for CTIJF.

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The 1st and 2nd of April 2016 in Cape Town might be the most anticipated jazz event in the month of April globally and the build up to the event is always something that people look forward to, especially the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) free community concert for those who cannot make it or afford the tickets to what has been dubed as Africa’s Grandest Gathering. The free concert will include the likes of the legendary SWV, Laëtitia Dana, Cape Town jazz artists TopDog, the Arts & Culture Focus Schools All Star Band and band Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels (SA) just to name a few – which you can also watch the video of their classic song, If You Wanna Be Happy, that we have featured this Monday.

Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels are currently working on the release of their first live DVD and perhaps we’ll get a taste of the offering and what’s to be expected at the concert on the 30th of March. See you there!