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Jazz in the lights set to thrill genre lovers

Jazz in The Lights Music Festival on March 11 at the Joburg Zoo is set to soothe and scintillate jazz lovers as they celebrate the vibrant Joburg music scene that has been denied them for the past two years due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Patrons of the Jazz in The Lights Music Festival will be treated to a memorable and scintillating musical experience as they celebrate the vibrant Joburg music scene at the Joburg Zoo on March 11.

Director of arts, culture and heritage at the City of Johannesburg Vuyisile Mushudulu said, “We as a city understand the tremendous pressures that the residents must navigate lately, especially considering the economic challenges and such initiatives bring the much-needed moments of tranquility and equanimity that the facility of quality music brings.

“The festival is equally a way for such to create economic opportunities for artists and creative enterprises across the value chain of the music industry.”

Mushudulu observed that the past two years had a significant, yet adverse, impact on the arts industry, and as physical gatherings have opened again – the Jazz in The Lights Music Festival creates an exciting opportunity for families across Johannesburg and other parts of the province and country to come together and experience the magic of live music performances.

From jazz to maskandi all the way to hp-hop, the impressive line-up features a wide range of content to cater for various audiences. The music festival will feature artists such as Samthing Soweto, Mandisi Dyantyis, Thandi Ntuli, Stogie T, Dumza Maswana, Phuzekhemisi, Keenan Meyer, Neo Joshua, African Jazz Pioneers and Mahotella Queens and many more.

While the musical experience is the highlight of the event, Mushudulu said it has been curated such that families can enjoy a variety of activities for all ages throughout the day. Families will have the freedom of movement to explore and view the animals in the zoo and to also participate in all the other experiences the zoo has to offer, which include the farmyard where children can see and touch friendly farm animals as well as the education centre where families can get up close and personal with lions and tigers – among many other lively outdoor and indoor activities.

He said visitors will also be able to purchase food and drinks and are encouraged to bring their picnic blankets, cushions, and chairs but they will not be allowed to bring alcoholic beverages into the venue as these will be for sale inside the festival.

He urged the public to get their tickets at web ticket so they don’t miss this bustling, enigmatic, yet fulfilling experience of music, food, connection, and conversation.

Details: Matlapulana Ragoasha 084 604 5120; Matla@maijawe.com

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