Butler and HHP to perform at Windhoek Jazz festival

30 Jul 2015 15:50pm
WINDHOEK, 30 JUL (NAMPA) – Two South African musicians, Jonathan Butler and Jabulani Tsambo, alias Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP), will perform during the 2015 Windhoek Jazz Festival.
The annual event, which is organised by the City of Windhoek (CoW), is scheduled to take place on 24 October 2014 at the Hage Geingob Stadium.
During the official launch of the event on Wednesday, CoW Mayor Muesee Kazapua said the hosting of the festival continues to significantly elevate the capital’s status as a vibrant and artistic city.
“It is important to note that due to its increasing magnitude as an annual event, there is significant scope for the involvement of more stakeholders. The involvement of stakeholders is critical, as it transfers the ownership of the Windhoek Jazz Festival, not only to its residents, but indeed to all Namibians,” he noted.
The selection of artists for the festival, according to Kazapua, was done by independent and experienced judges.
He added that this year’s selection was the most challenging one, “due to the fact that it is very difficult to select the best out of the best.”
Butler, a singer, songwriter and guitarist was born in Athlone, Cape Town. His first single broke down racial barriers, becoming the first song by a black artist to be played by white radio stations in South Africa during the early 1970’s.
Meanwhile, HHP is drawn to musical genres such as funk, soul, urban and vocally driven pop songs, as well as his increasingly visible affection for traditional music, a media statement from the event organisers stated.
Local musicians that will also perform during the event include: Fu Jazz Band, Lize Ehlers, Dixon, Sean K and Zen-Zo.
Sponsors of the event include Windhoek Lager, Air Namibia, 99 FM, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Avani Windhoek Hotel and Casino and Ad Force.
Tickets to the festival will only be available at Computicket outlets countrywide at N.dollars 250 in advance, and no tickets will be sold at the gate.