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Bassline stage rocked the CTIJF

2013-04-08 09:27
Set on the lawn outside, the Bassline stage attracted young, trendy and commercial music followers while at the same time calling all lovers of hip hop.

Trenton and the Free Radical opened the stage and performed their song Tomorrow's Day and featured special guests such as Ben Sharpa and Burni Aman from the female Hip Hop group Godessa. The band also performed a song about Mandela with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ben Sharpa returned to the stage the following day with Pure Solid. Other performances on this outside stage included Dubmarine, Chef's Special and PHFAt (SA's next Die Antwoord).

Die hard hip hop fans nodded their head as Brother Ali rapped, he is known for his strong lyrics. At the CTIJF master classes, the rapper said that Hip Hop is about giving a voice to the people who have none and refers to this as being "servants of justice".

The highlight of the Bassline stage was Mi Casa. The award winning jazz and house music trio made up of Dr Duda, Mo-T and JSomething. Their performance was sultry, sexy and left the crowd wanting more! The vocalist spoke to the audience and entertained them with stories and suggestive hip movements which drove the ladies crazy. The group teased the crowd to the very end when they finally sang the favourites La Vida and Heavenly Scent.

Ending the fest and the last act to take the Bassline stage was AKA and Khuli Chana.

"Here I am, closing off the Jazz fest,'' AKA said on Saturday.

His performance was electrifying and energetic and included Jealousy and Victory Lap.

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