Icons Lighten Up The 5th Jazz Festival Edition

Jazz music is one of the most unique types of music across the globe, for those who are known as fans of the genre they say for one to enjoy the jazz music they need to be in a relaxed mood. 

This year in conjunction with the French Embassy in Zimbabwe, the Alliance Franchise of Harare and Bulawayo and the Zimbabwe Jazz Community Trust along with FAO, Total Energies, Air Force and other organizations.

The first part of the fifth edition this year was hosted in Bulawayo with artists who include: The icons ‘Cool Crooners’ who are prominently known for their song ‘Ibhulungwe Lami’, shared the stage with Ngoma Ingoma band, Rute Mbangwa.

The festival’s second day was held in Harare.

Legendary Jazz musicians: Jeys Marabini, Tanga Wekwa Sando, Louis Mhlanga, Dudu Manenga and were joined by Prince Edward band. 

The two-day Jazz Festival ran under the theme, ‘Creative Freedom’. 

Jeys Marabini who is one of the artists who are headlined the event, made a strong comeback in performing during live concerts as he had taken sometime away from performing in those acts.

After touching down in the Capital city, My Afrika Magazine had caught up with Jeys Marabini and he informed us that he was delighted in taking part in the festival for the first time and especially that he was going to be sharing stage with jazz music icons.

“The preparations went well with the band; we are in Harare to entertain Jazz and Marabini music and this is our first time performing at the festival. This is a great opportunity especially sharing the stage with legends,” said Jeys Marabini.

Indeed, Jazz had made a comeback as some of the Jazz music were singing along his music during his performance, with some promising to attend his album launch which will be held next month.

Jeys is expected to launch his Coming Back album on the 26th of November at Bulawayo Theater.

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