Some feel good things

2018-05-24 06:01

DURING the South Coast Bike Fest 2018, part of the substantial entertainment programme involved a walk through performance by our local band of Scottish pipers.

All togged up in their kilts and clan regalia they shrilled their way along the congested boulevard and then came to a stop.

At roadside was the Msenti Cultural Group which we assist in their artistic endeavours.

There Victor Jaca and his drummers were playing their style akin to the Zulu culture. Then all of a sudden a Euro-centric and Nguni musical meld commenced — the two groups began jamming much to the pleasure of the crowd around them. The sombre shrilled sounds of the Glens vibed up to the enthusiastic beats from the Kwa Nzimakwe valleys and it added such a great touch to the already festive ambience of the day.

After this, Victor informed me that his group and the Caledonian lads plan to do some musical collaboration which I hope bears good musical fruit. Their fusion exemplified what we wanted out of the event — a celebration of togetherness in the context of festivity.

I have been looking at many photographs of the festival and it is clear that the people that were there had left their daily hassles at home and were in the moment and thoroughly enjoying it.

It was a pity the strong wind and rain at times influenced some of the programme but everybody seemed to accept this and made the most of their time in Margate.

I made a point of going out to outlying hospitality areas and noted that many bikes were parked at these places — after all once bikers have been to the event precinct they then ride out to their favourite pubs and carry on the fun there.

Finally to the SAPS and law enforcement officers as well as services personnel from Ray Nkonyeni Municipality — a big thanks for the support to ensure that the event was presented as efficiently as possible.

Roll on South Coast Bike Fest 2019!


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