Mixed culture blast to wow audiences in city come Friday

2016-08-25 06:00

A powerful mix of professional and community artists will form the line-up for the Cape Cultural Collective’s Women Arise-Phakamani Bafazi programme.

The event, comprising music, dance and poetry, will take place at the Slave Church Museum, 40 Long Street on Friday 26 August 2016 at 7pm.

The audience can expect to tune in to the poetic lyrics of Hip Hop Emcee, Natasha C Tafari aka Sibannac as well as the soaring melodic vocals of Maya Spector.

The stage will be graced by veteran poets Diana Ferrus, Koleka Putuma and Roche Fester.

Blaq Pearl, the hugely talented Black Roots Marimba group and the majestic Hosanna Dance group from Mitchells Plain, further boost the line-up.

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The Bonteheuwel Walking Ladies and the Belhar Golden Years Seniors Club will entertain the audience with song and dance performances.

The event is organised in collaboration with the SA Sendinggestig Museum.

“Nine years on, audiences still stream to the CCC’s monthly programme to witness the creative talent our City has to offer, in the form of dance, drama, the spoken word and music. Over time, the team that puts this together has learned to find the right balance between inclusivity, creativity and professionalism,” said CCC chairperson Mansoor Jaffer.

“The Slave Church Museum, with its deep-rooted connection to our slave history and wonderful acoustics, is the ideal place for thought-provoking and entertaining programmes of this nature,” he added.

Entry is free and donations are welcome. Sound is provided by Elton Goslett. Refreshments will be on sale.

The Cape Cultural Collective is a diverse cultural group that promotes ideals of unity, inclusivity and equality and draws a link between history and the social challenges of our time.

It has been driving a number of very successful arts and culture projects in the City for the last nine years including the monthly cultural programmes, a poetry anthology, the celebrated Rosa Choir and a poetry production Uhadi which was performed at the Paris Autumn Festival in 2013. The CCC now also has a children’s choir, which was formed late last year.

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