Music and Technology meet at the Cape Town Jazz fest

One of the highlights of this years Cape Town Jazz festival was how music and technology work together for the betterment/improvement of music. At one of the music workshops held in Langa, Cape Town, digital company Digicape introduced a new app, ‘Garageband’, for apple tablets and Macs, “that allows anyone to create and play music”.This…

A Rainy Night in Cape Town

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival brings together a multitude of cultures – and not even bad weather can dampen the spirit. I am walking briskly through the cold air, with the scent of fresh rain looming. The cobblestone pavement of Church Square, where slaves were once sold, is hard beneath my heels. It’s the…

Cape Town Jazz Festival 2016: music making and marking history

There is a moment on the 1962 Cold Castle Festival recording that sums up the cultural politics of the year. A rowdy audience receives Eric Nomvete and his Big Five (formed only days … Source: Cape Town Jazz Festival 2016: music making and marking history