Jazz and soul festival celebrates a decade


One of the most prominent jazz and soul festivals in Gauteng, the annual Tshwane All White Jazz and Soul Festival is set to celebrate a decade in showbiz this festive season.

In celebration of 10 years of hosting the festival, the organisers of the “All White” as it’s known by legions of fans will be donating food parcels, clothing and stationery to 10 children homes in Tshwane North.

The homes that will benefit from this donation are those housing children orphaned by HIV-Aids. This forms part of the tradition that the festival has been following for the past nine years where homes such as YA Bana Children’s home in Mabopane have been receiving donations annually.

Founded by businesswoman Tiny “Sister T” Mashilwane of Sister T Promotions, the Tshwane All White Jazz and Soul Festival has seen some of the biggest jazz and soul musicians both local and international on stage.

The list includes musicians such as US-based R&B singer Kenny Lattimore, Zimbabwean jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi, home-grown talent such as Tsepo Tshola, Ringo, Mafikizolo, the late Jabu Khanyile, Ray Phiri, Joe Shirimane, Zonke, Lira and Solly Mahlangu have for a decade entertained fans converging annually to attend All White.

“This year’s event is personal to me, not only are we celebrating a decade in the industry but it also marks five years since my late husband Oupa Mashilwane, who was the co-founder of the event died. He died at the event. He fell off the stage at Obaron and we had to move it to Morula Sun,” Mashilwane said.

The All White festival will be held at Gold Rush Morula, formerly known as Morula Sun in Mabopane, Tshwane North.

In celebration of a decade in the entertainment industry, All White fans will be treated to spectacular performances from new and seasoned artists.