The newly renamed Cape Town Nu World Festival (formerly known as the Cape Town World Music Festival) is set to be held at Cape Town City Hall on 17 and 18 July 2015. The two-day event will offer festival-goers a unique, culturally diverse, all-embracing and heartfelt musical experience.
The preliminary line-up has already confirmed acts such as SAMA-winner Simphiwe Dana, Spoek Mathambo's Fantasma, DJ Toby2shoes, Aero Manyelo and Tcheka (Cape Verde) in collaboration with Derek Gripper. Now the festival is excited to announce the following additions to the CTNWF family…
Austrian-based, Turkish singer Özlem Bulut will captivate audiences with her catchy chorus lines and oriental rhythms. Her unique style is enriched by jazzy improvisations and her powerful vocal range. One of Bulut’s musical aims is to reframe the conventional picture of oriental music, to bring together elements from the Orient and Occident to provide a new understanding of the beauty of the Turkish language.
Joining the Turkish talent will be the DJ duo Spoko vs Spoek. The internationally renowned 'Bacardi House' hero DJ Spoko with his eclectic range of influences will transfix audiences along with his good friend and musical guru, Spoek. Together they will bring fans a taste of traditional Zulu maskandi music fused with Shangaan electro, hip-hop, punk, electronica and more.
Lastly, CTNWF is honoured to bring you the smooth, soulful sounds of the immensely talented Vukhazithathe. Hailing from the South Coast of Kwazulu-Natal, Vukhazithathe is a musical jack of all trades. He is best known for his impressive guitar riffs, lightning speed vocals and evocative lyrical storytelling. Vukhazithathe’s multi-instrumental and distinct maskandi sound will surely delight crowds of all musical tastes.
Themed ‘Wild & Wise’, audiences can expect to see musical collaborations between local and international musical legends paired with raw, original and up-and-coming artists. The festival will also host a number of TED-style talks, more yet-to-be-revealed artists and a programme of workshops. Event director Ma'or Harris explained: “Our offering this year will be far more diverse and Afrocentric. The calibre of music will rise, the festival layout will be more accommodating with a larger seated stage and an outdoor electronic stage”.
Limited 'Early Bird' Full Weekend Passes are now available for R350 exclusively at www.ctnwf.com. Tickets are also available from the following Pick n Pay branches: Cavendish, V&A Waterfront, Brackenfell Hyper and Long Beach or at www.webtickets.co.za