From October 6th to 8th, the second edition of the International Festival of Jazz was held in Luanda, the capital of Angola. The festival featured performances from both national and international musicians, providing Angolans with an opportunity to enjoy a wide range of jazz music. Any spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors have been corrected.
The program consisted of workshops, master classes, and improvisation sessions, providing training for local jazz musicians. The event was first organized in 2019 by Dimbo Makiesse, an Angolan pianist, and featured performances by Belgian musician Julien Nick and local artists.
Manuel M. Lejarreta, the Ambassador of Spain in the Republic of Angola said via his X handle @LejarretaMa:
En #Angola, tierra de buenos músicos, el #Jazz va afianzándose. Ayer asistí a una vibrante velada en el II Festival Internacional de Jazz con actuaciones de músicos locales, brasileños y franceses. Destacó la banda local AngoJazz liderada por el gran tecladista Dimbo Makiesse.
In #Angola, land of good musicians, #Jazz is gaining ground. Yesterday I attended a vibrant evening at the II International Jazz Festival with performances by local, Brazilian, and French musicians. The local band AngoJazz stood out, led by the great keyboardist Dimbo Makiesse.