WATCH | EL singer to join legends at New Orleans jazz festival
East London-born songstress Sibusiso Msesiwe, better known as “CeeBoo”, will be celebrating a major milestone in her career when she performs at the 50th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this week.
CeeBoo will be joining more than 150 artists from 13 different countries, including SA, Congo, The Caribbean, Haiti, The Bahamas and Canada, at the festival’s cultural exchange pavilion.
The festival started on April 25 and ends on Sunday, with headline acts including The Dave Matthews Band, Diana Ross, Santana, Chaka Khan, Alanis Morissette, Tom Jones and Gladys Knight.
Speaking to the Dispatch prior to her departure for the US this week, the 28-year-old described the festival as “an amazing platform to learn and be inspired”.
“New Orleans is a music hub and legendary artists from across the world will be attending,” she said.
“This trip is about much more than me. I hope to interact with other artists and learn and make connections that I can use to empower and support artists from the Eastern Cape, because there is so much untapped raw talent here.”..