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TD Victoria International JazzFest: Freshlyground

Sat. June 20th 2015 Centennial Square $25

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TD Victoria International JazzFest: Freshlyground

Few musical genres are as joyful as Afropop, and few African bands have the flai...
Event can be attended in person In-Person Event
Sat. June 20th 2015 + Add to Calendar Centennial Square (All Ages)
7:30pm  Doors at: 6:30pm $25

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Freshlyground

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Victoria Jazz Society
FOR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS, PLEASE EMAIL TO: submissions@jaz...
977 Alston St Victoria BC
Open / Operational
TD Victoria International JazzFest
The Victoria Jazz Society is a professional arts organizatio...
977 Alston St Victoria BC
Open / Operational

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Few musical genres are as joyful as Afropop, and few African bands have the flair of Cape Town’s Freshlyground. A septet drawing on the musical traditions of South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, Freshlyground formed in 2002. Sparked by their mesmerizing frontwoman, vocalist/guitarist Zolani Mahola, the group’s highly rhythmic and groove-based music caught on quickly. Within a few years their international touring began, leaving audiences all over the world wowed by their high-energy stage show. Then came their duet with Shakira on Waka Waka at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which thrilled a billion listeners. Now considered one of South Africa’s musical treasures, Freshlyground are finally headed here. Please put on your dancing shoes for what will be one of the most party-hearty Victoria debuts in TD JazzFest history! Josh Hawks bass guitar/vocals, Seredeal Scheepers keyboard/percussion, Kyla Rosesmith violin/vocals, Simon Attwell flute/mbira/harmonica/saxophone, Julio Sigauque electric guitar/acoustic guitar, Peter Cohen drums

Full festival lineup available here: http://jazzvictoria.ca/jazz-fest
Concert website: http://jazzvictoria.ca/jazz-fest/event/freshlyground

Venue

Centennial Square
1 Centennial Square
Outdoor Venue
Capacity1000
Fully Accessible
Open / Operational

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TD Victoria International JazzFest: Freshlyground @ Centennial Square Jun 20 2015 - Jul 19th @ Centennial Square

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