(Xinhua) -- About 35 music bands from Africa, Europe
and the United States will perform at the 25th
edition of the international jazz festival “Jazz a Ouaga” (Jazz
at Ouaga), organizers said on Wednesday in the capital city of
The festival is scheduled to be held
from April 28 to May 6 in Ouagadougou and is themed “25 years at
the service of music, arts and culture,” organizers said.
They added that the event will gather
celebrities such as Joss Stone from the United Kingdom, Habib
Faye from Senegal, Geoffrey Oryema from Uganda and Swing Brosse
System Quintet from France.
“Jazz a Ouaga” (Jazz at Ouaga) was
established in 1992 by some jazz fanatics. It is aimed at
improving jazz culture in the west African country.