The Cape Town World Music Festival, newly-named the Cape Town Nu World Festival, will bring a taste of Africa to Cape Town City Hall on Mandela Day weekend – 17th and 18th July 2015, it’s third year. The two day music festival will offer event-goers a unique experience, which will inspire, unite and educate by representing South Africa (and beyond) in a journey of musical discovery.
Özlem Bulut (Turkey/Austria)
Özlem Bulut was born in 1982 in a small village in eastern Turkey. She grew up with traditional Anatolian music which until now has a strong impact on ther interpretation of jazz music. At the age of 15 she began studying Operatic singing in Mersin, later in Istanbul. In 2006 she received a scholarship for […]
Main Stage / Friday
Zuko Collective (ZUCO.) is a musical relationship between Nozuko Mapoma and a variety of creatives, who together form the collective, creating sound as pure and authentic as Africa. The music is a wonderful, imaginative African Eclectic sound of funk-jazz married with the husky, holistic and enchanting vocals of Zuko. The music can be described as […]
Seated Stage / Saturday
Mokoomba is one of Africa’s most exciting young bands. Mokoomba hails from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and they are musically vibrant and distinct combining their traditional Tonga and pan African music cultures with dashes of rap, ska, soukous and Afro-Cuban music. Since winning the Music Crossroads Inter-regional Festival Competition in Malawi in 2008, Mokoomba has […]
Main Stage / Saturday
‘Wild & Wise’ will be the theme for this year’s festival. This interesting juxtaposition of old & new, of the knowing & naïve, will bring some exciting collaborations; pairing local music legends with fresh, up-and-coming artists. The Cape Town Nu World Festival 2015 is set to offer event-goers a unique, culturally diverse, socially inclusive and proudly African musical experience.
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.