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Make a date with Hugh Masekela and Zahara at Windhoek Jazz Festival 2013

South African artists Hugh Masekela and Zahara will headline this year’s Windhoek Jazz Festival.

South African artists Hugh Masekela and Zahara will headline this year’s Windhoek Jazz Festival.

The official countdown to the highly anticipated and biggest Jazz Festival in the country kicked off last week at the launch and artist announcement of the Windhoek Jazz Festival 2013. Speaking at the launch of the Windhoek Jazz Festival, Deputy Mayor Muesee Kazapua said that last year’s event saw an audience of over 3000 people from all walks of life flocking to the Hage Geingob Stadium. The launch also saw the unveiling of the first-ever Windhoek Jazz Festival website where visitors can find out more about this exciting event.
This year’s Windhoek Jazz Festival is expected to be bigger and better as it will coincide with the much anticipated Adventure World Travel Summit ‘welcoming event’, to be hosted in the capital to about 700 adventurers. South African artists Hugh Masekela and Zahara will grace the stage this year.
Masekela is an internationally accredited South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer and singer. He is well-known for his extensive jazz back ground and credentials. He has enjoyed major success in his singing for peace, harmony and unity in the world campaigns. Singer, song writer and poet Zahara is best-known for her debut album’Loliwe’ which was released in 2011. Zahara is the upcoming star whose real name is Bulelwa Mkutukana. She has performed in Namibia on two separate events and quickly became popular with the local crowd.
Namibian music lovers can also look forward to watching their favourite local artists as a talented line-up has been planned for the event. The likes of Fu Jazz all Stars, Erna Chimu, Elemotho, Sharon-unplugged, Ama-khoe, Big Ben and Mahetage will also grace the stage.
The Windhoek Jazz Festival is hosted by the City of Windhoek with the support of Old Mutual, Windhoek Lager, Air Namibia, 99 FM, Jameson Whisky, Ad Force, DB Audio and the National Arts Council.
Tickets are available from Computicket outlets. Gates at the Hage Geingob Stadium will open at 16:00. So whether you are looking forward to watching ‘Bra Hugh’ as he is affectionately known, the sultry Zahara or are looking to get the best in Namibian Jazz be sure to mark this highly anticipated event on your social calender. For more information about the event visit

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