Day three is dubbed International Night and the spotlight will be on South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, the US, Canada, Jamaica and the UK. In the evening multiple genres will be highlighted, including jazz, R&B, funk, reggae and dance, with performances by Marion Meadows, Neville Brothers, Charlie Wilson, Mutabaruka, Spyro Gyra and Third World.
The final day features a line-up of jazz and gospel acts, with performances by Mi Casa, Cyril Neville, Irving Mayfield and Ernie Smith, to name a few.
âWe are going to develop this concept for three years to make sure that we get our infrastructure correct, our curation correct and solidify our partners to make sure this can live for a long time. The idea is not only to keep it here but we want to export this to New York, the New Orleans, etc.,â said Baynes.
General manager of Soweto Theatre Nomsa Mazwai said: âAs the Soweto Theatre, we are incredibly excited about this festival and about the partnership. We look forward to the opportunities it is going to create, the ideas it is going to ignite, the minds that it will enable to think differently.â
The multi-genre international artist line-up will include Grammy- winning stars such as Third World, Bob James, Deborah Cox, Spyro Gyra, Neville Brothers, South African Jazz/R&B stars Ernie Smith and for his first-ever performance in South Africa, the legendary Charlie Wilson, alongside the dynamic local gospel artist Khaya Mthethwa.
The Sunday Independent]]>https://www.iol.co.za/sundayindependent/news/watch-new-music-festival-to-take-soweto-to-the-world-15183213" class="resultsource">Independent online (SA) 27 May 2018