Amanda Black, The Soil, Afrotraction on the bill for jazz festival

The Soil.

The soul uplifting jazz spectacular also features soul crooners, Afrotraction and the 2015 winner of SA Idols, Karabo Mogane.

True to tradition, the music fest will have jazz enthusiasts on their toes for four solid hours.

“Fans are in for a super show with a diverse array of celebrated local artists,” said Michelle Smith, marketing manager at Carnival City.

Amanda Black.

Amanda Black is a bubbly singer/songwriter and just all-round creative from the Eastern Cape.

Also a season 11 former SA Idols contestant, Amanda Black recently released her first album titled Amazulu.

The Soil performs what they describe as “Kasi Soul” – an eclectic mix of musical genres such as jazz, hip hop, Afro-pop and Afro-soul.

They strive to fuse their harmonious voices to deliver melodies with deep and meaningful messages which aim to uplift and heal souls; back at Carnival City after releasing their latest album titled Echoes of Kofifi.


A household name after winning the SA Idols competition in 2015, Karabo has been travelling the country performing songs from his albums Love is a Verb and Matter of the Heart released in 2015 and 2016 respectively to positive acclaim.

He will perform songs from both albums, including Ding Dong and Khakhathi.

SAMA winner Neo Soul, R&B and smooth jazz singer Afrotraction will mesmerise the audience with hits such as Imali ya malobolo, Ngiphelele and many more.

Ischke de Jager

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