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CT jazz festival kicks off today

At least 37,000 music lovers are expected to converge on the Convention Centre for the two-day affair.

Mark Willams (L) and Charlton Daniels from Top Dog at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The 17th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival kicks off in the Mother City tonight.

At least 37,000 music lovers are expected to converge on the Convention Centre for the two-day affair.

Affectionately known as Africa's Grandest Gathering, this year's line-up features legends including Abigail Kubeka and Angie Stone and local favourites Mafikizolo.

The festival's Kaz Henderson said, "We have this amazing line up of talented and young artists. We get better and better every year as Cape Town, South Africa and the world wake up to how amazing this event is."

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