A DIVERSE HANDFUL OF NEW ACTS CONFIRMED TO JOIN THE CAPE TOWN NU WORLD FESTIVAL
The newly named Cape Town Nu World Festival taking place on the 17th and 18th July, 2015 is deeply proud to confirm that acclaimed Zimbabwean Afro-fusion band Mokoomba and Namibian rural boy turned modern lyricist Elemotho join South Africa’s very own Majozi on this year’s already impressive line-up.
Beginning his musical journey at thirteen, Majozi is a self-taught artist who has since been steadily gaining recognition and admiration from fans and fellow musicians alike. Describing his sound as indie-folk with subtle electro influences, Majozi is set to give audiences some infectious, inherently African sounds to move to.
We are truly excited to welcome the young and vibrant Mokoomba to our musical family. The Vic Falls locals are bringing their funky Afro-fusion beats to Cape Town, combining traditional Tonga and pan African music cultures with dashes of rap, ska, soukous and Afro-Cuban music.
Joining Mokoomba is Elemotho, the powerful and poetic acoustic artist from Namibia. With three successful albums to his name, Elemotho will be offering soulful sounds from the Kalahari. A self-described musical activist and performance artist, Elemotho is a proudly African musician whose personal character resonates deeply with the ethos of CTNWF.
Adding a little more international flavour to this year’s CTNWF stage is Hamburg-native, Ulf Lindemann, otherwise known as Dunkelbunt. The electro-swing king has been merging electronic sounds with Gypsy and Balkan beats for over a decade and is ready to offer Cape Town a taste of his international sound.
“I’m looking forward to playing the Nu World festival. I had a really good time last year. The crowd and the event are a perfect fit for my style and music,” says leading local vinyl DJ, Paul Waxon, who will be returning to CTNWF, offering event-goers a wide range of music; spanning decades, genres and continents. He has a special love for Afrobeat and Highlife and is always on the look out for anything soulful from just about anywhere.
Cool kids on the block, Native Young are another local act that will be gracing our stage this year. Led by the multi-talented singer/songwriter Yannick Meyer, this motley crew of young men makes some eclectic, electro-infused, Afro-cool music that we know our audience will love.
Our wonderful friends at Superbalist are also offering a discount voucher with all ticket purchases. Ticket buyers will receive R150 off any Superbalist purchase of R400 or more.
The date is fast approaching and this year’s festival is set to be a musical journey which will enrich, educate, unite and celebrate African pride and culture.
CTNWF has also launched an exciting, interactive Instagram competition. #FollowTheirFeet encourages entrants to get to know our featured artists and explore their city. Follow us @CTNWF for more info on the available prizes.
Cape Town Nu World Festival invites you to come for the familiar and leave with something different.