Formed in 2001, Abavuki is an eight-member Marimba band originally from Langa. The Xhosa name means ‘Wake up, early birds!’ a local saying very similar to the English phrase ‘The early bird catches the worm’ and it perfectly reflects their enthusiastic and active mood.
Welcome to Cape Town. The most beautiful city in the world. As with every city, it has a side that is well known to the locals and yet unfamiliar to tourists. After chatting to Capetonians, they revealed where they love to hang out. Here are some of the top choices.
In June Hollywood lost a talented and underrated star. Most known for his role as Chekov in the recently rebooted Star Trek franchise, Anton Yelchin is the latest artist to join the ‘27 Club’, a group mostly associated with musicians who died at that age, including the likes of Amy Winehouse and Jimi Hendrix.
Rocking the Daisies (RTD) celebrated its 10th birthday with a bang – four days and three nights of one massive, non-stop party. People of all shapes, sizes and colours turned up to celebrate their common love of music and fellowship alongside others in the vibrant rainbow nation.
West Side Story, the classic Broadway musical based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, has come to Cape Town, specifically to the Artscape Theatre. The charming 1950s production is about star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria who are members of rival gangs, the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Both gangs battle to gain control of what used to be the Jets’ territory.
The very public ‘Infecting the City’ arts festival, which takes place at venues all over the centre of Cape Town, is a superb example of how culture, free and non-exclusive culture can make a city blossom on an average Tuesday afternoon. The festival, which mainly consisted of interpretative dances, often performed in or against the backdrop of prominent Cape Town landmarks, brought joy to the many spectators who had gathered around to see the events
WORDS Elin Wahlström Located merely one train station from the city centre, between the docks of Table Bay and the
I love markets. The strolling, the looking, the touching, the talking, the bargaining and most of all meeting new people. Cape Town has plenty of interesting markets scattered around, dishing up all kinds of attractions from food to craft to flowers. The Constantia Gift Fair is a Christmas market organised each year by the South African Riding for the Disabled Association (SARDA).
The Fugard Theatre’s production of The Rocky Horror Show played to packed theatres 37 weeks in a row when it first came to Cape Town in July 2013. It was also nominated for a staggering nine Fleur du Cap awards, the highest honour for a Capetonian production.