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Jazz Festival weekend

The eagerly anticipated Windhoek Jazz Festival is taking place this weekend on Saturday at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Olympia in Windhoek.
This year’s Jazz Festival is expected to be bigger and better as it coincides with the much anticipated Adventure World Travel Summit ‘welcoming event’ which will be hosted in the capital to about 700 adventurers. South African artists Hugh Masekela and Zahara 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. Singer, song writer and poet Zahara who is known for her debut album’Loliwe’ which was released in 2011. 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.
Namibia Breweries Limited with Windhoek Lager, is a platinum sponsors. Jacquiline Pack, Senior Brand Manager at NBL said: “The Windhoek Jazz festival has become one of the largest music festivals in Namibia and it presents some of the best local and international acts.  
This event attracts music lovers who appreciate quality music and quality beer and Windhoek Lager not only carries the name of our capital city, but is also a premium beer enjoyed by sophisticated and responsible consumers at a premium event.”  
Pack said attendance figures have grown over the years from a mere 100 people in 2007 to a confirmed 3,500 ticket sales in 2012.  “These figures are expected to increase to 5,000 this year due to the adventure world summit delegates attending and the international artist draw-card.  We encourage all jazz fans to purchase their tickets to enjoy an unforgettable musical event in the company of great people and the best beer in Namibia,” said Pack.

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