Jun 11, 2018
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On 30 April 2018, Soweto International Jazz Day featured musical acts that have amassed huge support in the alternative youth culture space. This multi-media platform was presented in the form of live music and an art exhibition hosted at Eyethu Lifestyle Centre in partnership with His and Hers Jams.
Eyethu Lifetstyle Centre was abuzz on the day, as the event attracted jazz lovers from all over Gauteng, tourists and the local community of Soweto while celebrating communities’ rich diversity and jazz heritage.
Soweto International Jazz Day is a contributor to the developing Soweto arts economy and is a bridge towards building a sustainable arts industry. This event is a major contributor towards Eyethu Lifestyle Centre’s aim to position itself as a premier jazz and live music venue.
The event also featured insightful Jazz discussions, collectors jamming and live performances from Thandi Ntuli ,The Brother Moves On , Iphupho L'ka Biko , Karabo Mohlala , Smanga Ngubane ,Philile and included DJ sets by Muntu Vilakazi ,Thuli G and Mr Mix Masala.
The “Jazz Talks” segment of the day featured a panel discussion moderated by writer and curator Phumzile Twala, with acclaimed saxophonist Khaya Mahlangu, renowned broadcaster Nothemba Madumo, drummer Tumi Mogorosi, writer and jazz cultural critic Ray Maseko as well as Tsala Jazz co-founder Mthuthu Ndlebe.
The successful event was part of the international jazz day taking place across the world.