Windhoek's First Jazz Festival Premieres Next Week

Namibia Jazz Festival PosterNamibians love music: it's an integral part of traditional culture and one of the lasting impressions of the country for travelers long after they leave.

It's no surprise that music of a more contemporary variety has a strong foothold here.

While jazz isn't new to the Namibian music scene, Windhoek will host its first ever jazz festival on Friday, November 3, at the city's Hage Geingob Stadium. The line up features some of Namibia's best and brightest contemporary musicians and a host of international stars, including:

Shishani Vranckx, Dinise, Chillin in the Park, The Pulpit Band, Lize Ehlers, Adora, the Major 7's and the Ugly Creatures.

Headlining the event will be South Africa's Lira and Salaelo Selota, both who bring a distinctly African vibe to the genre. 

Tickets to the Windhoek Jazz Festival are available online or at local Checkers grocery stores in Windhoek.

 Watch a video of one of Salaelo Selota's 2002 "Ma Modiegi" below.

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