Reggae legends, Third World, will travel 7000 miles to Cape Town, South Africa to headline in the leading South African event, Cape Town International Jazz Festival. The festival will take place March 30-31st at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Ten time Grammy nominated band will join platinum gold selling vocalist James Ingram, internationally renowned jazz saxophonist Dave Koz with special guest Patti Austin, six-time Grammy nominee and premiere jazz and jazz-fusion guitarist Mike Stern performing with accomplished drummer Dave Weckl, as well as South Africa’s own Virtual Jazz Reality.
In a previous press release, Rashid Lombard, festival director and CEO of espAfrika stated, “We are extremely excited about the variety of the line up. Audiences can expect a sensational mix of world-renowned icons and top quality rising stars, both local and international, young and old, and male and female. As usual we have put together a few exciting collaboration performances which promise audiences some spectacular shows.”
Prior to their performance, the band will also participate in a music workshop. Already apart of their tour regiment, “OUR MUSIC, OUR HISTORY” is the band’s informative and interactive music workshop that focuses on the history and evolution of reggae music, demonstration of different styles of Reggae i.e. Ska, Rock Steady, Dancehall. The band also talks about the history of their four decade existence, charity work and accolades.
Stephen “Cat” Coore adds, “The band has not been to Africa in quite some time. To return and perform at such a huge festival with a reported audience of over 20,000 is amazing. This will be our first time performing at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival and already through correspondence we have been treated so well, that I can only imagine how we will be treated once we are there. To say that we are looking forward to this trip is a huge understatement. We are elated and honored.”