Arts and Culture

Cape Town International Jazz Festival

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is world renowned as Africa’s Grandest Gathering. The 20th annual festival attracted more than 35 000 visitors, and more than 40 international and local artists participated in the event held over two days on five stages.

Preceding the festival, espAfrika held a series of workshops targeted at previously disadvantaged individuals, which included school workshops, arts journalism, music business, master classes and gigs for kids and the free pre-festival community concert.

espAfrika also has mentoring programmes and internships across all departments, including media and marketing, project management, talent, production, logistics and public relations. Our children from Where Rainbows Meet and our music students from the Edujazz Big Band are active participants in these workshops.

African Musicians Trust

We provide support for the African Musicians Trust, whose objective is to engage, equip, support, guide and educate South African musicians and empower them to grow their careers by providing a platform for marketing, public relations, events management, training and networking. They are also looking to provide a medical aid and a provident fund for musicians to enable them to live with dignity in their later years.