#CTIJF: Tshepo Tshola, Jonas Gwangwa take crowds down memory lane

A packed Kippies venue in the Cape Town Convention Centre sang along to every Tshepo Tshola and Jonas Gwwangwa song respectively.

Tshepo Tshola and Jonas Gwwangwa entertain the crowd at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Picture: Refilwe Pitjeng/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – Thousands of locals and visitors from across the world were wowed by a wide variety of musical talent at the 18th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

A packed Kippies venue in the Cape Town Convention Centre sang along to every Tshepo Tshola and Jonas Gwangwa song respectively.

Tshola opened the show with his gospel song We Want to Enter to which the crowd loved and sang along to every word.

The musician then sang the hit Ho Lokile, meaning it’s okay which kept the crowd waving and singing.

Earlier during a press briefing, he spoke about his love and passion for music.

“My parents instilled the love of music in me. I am inspired by life and motivated by death.”

The legendary Tshepo Tshola talks about his love and passion for music. #ctijf2017 #ctijf #ShotLeft

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Performing classics like Dikgomo and Morwa, Gwangwa drove the crowd to screams of joy and far-reaching applauds.

Although the legendary musician has aged, he gave the performance his all, making the crowd beg for more.

At least 37,000 people are expected to attend the weekend-long event.

Festival director Billy Domingo says, “This year is amazing… being at the hotel, welcoming guests personally and going to master classes, the vote from the artists is ‘we can’t wait to go out and person’.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)