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Simphiwe Dana to grace CAPE TOWN NU WORLD FESTIVAL

25 | 03 | 15

Simphiwe Dana to grace CAPE TOWN NU WORLD FESTIVAL

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The Cape Town World Music Festival, has been given a new name, now known to all as the CAPE TOWN NU WORLD FESTIVAL, the event is set to bringing a taste of Africa to Cape Town City Hall on Mandela Day weekend - 17th and 18th July 2015, which marks the events third year.

The two day music festival will offer event-goers a unique experience, determined to inspire, unite and educate by representing South Africa (and beyond) in a journey of musical discovery.

One of this year's headliners is one of South Africa's most acclaimed singers and two time South African Music Awards (Female Artist of the year and Best African Adult Album) winner, Simphiwe Dana.

Dana is a much-loved Xhosa singer whose music is a soulful combination of Jazz, Afro-Pop and Traditional music. Simphiwe has also been appointed as the first ever global African ambassador for Amnesty International as she celebrates her decade in the industry; a true artist who integrates a true sense of African culture and identity in her art form.

Other acts will include: Spoek Mathambo presents: Fantasma, Toby2shoes, Aero Manyelo and Tcheka (Cape Verde) in collaboration with Derek Gripper. Additional artists and exclusive collaborations will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

'Wild & Wise' will be the theme for this year's festival. This interesting juxtaposition of old & new, the knowing & naïve, will bring some exciting collaborations; pairing local music legends with fresh, up-and-coming artists.

The event will run over two evenings on 17th and 18th July. Three different stages will cater to the diverse audience - a seated stage for more intimate performances, a main arena for larger acts, and a late night DJ stage playing beats from all over Africa and the world. The festival will also host a number of TED-style talks and a yet to be revealed programme of workshops & fringe events set to take place all over the city.

Limited, Early Bird Release of Full Weekend Passes are now available for R350 exclusively at

Tickets are available from the following Pick n Pay Branches: Cavendish, V&A Waterfront, Brackenfell Hyper and Long Beach or at

@TankiEm (JHB Street Mag editor, Street Mag Media MD & Editor-in-Chief)

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