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|Date updated:||15 October 2014|
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Plan ahead of your stay to ensure you have made the most of the Cape Royale Experience and to take in the breathtaking moments in Cape Town.
Grab your picnic baskets, slather on that sunscreen and throw on those forgotten sandals; it’s time for the 2014-2015 Kirstenbosch summer concert season, and everyone is welcome. Billed to take over Cape Town’s historic and stunning botanical gardens every Sunday from 23 November 2014 to 5 April 2015, the ever-popular outdoor live music series returns with a vast and varied line-up that’s likely to appeal to all music lovers.
A concert being held at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens on new year’s eve is the best place to be to enter 2015. The Concert will bring two of South Africa’s best known performers with Arno Carstens opening and Mango Grove as the headline act and all this will be taking place on Wednesday 31 December 2014.
Mango Groove and lead singer Claire Johnston have a career that spanned a turbulent time in South Africa’s history. Their first single went multi platinum in 1989 and they have since become a household name in this country. Their electic music can be described as South African pop.
SA rock legend Arno Carsten, lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls and solo artists has had over 20 top ten singles, won 5 SAMA Awards and shared the stage with legends of the music words including 20 top ten singles, won 5 SAMA Awards and shared the stage with legents of the music world including U2, The Rolling Stones and REM.
This concert is a picnic style concert, so bring a blanket and a picnic basket, and your friends and family.
Please note : Gates open at 19h00 and concert start 20h30 till 00h15.
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The V&A Waterfront is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss out on top notch entertainment and a dazzling fireworks display at midnight.
Venue: V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre
Time: 19h00 – 02h00 (Fireworks at midnight)
|Date updated:||04 August 2014|
A celebration of music, parades, dancing and food, Cape Town’s longest-running street party is when the Cape Minstrels (Kaapse Klopse) celebrate the Second New Year (Tweede Nuwe Jaar). The tradition is believed to date back to the late 1800s when African-American musicians who docked in Cape Town entertained sailors with song-and-dance sets and the carnival marks the one day off given to slaves during the days of the Cape Colony.
|Date updated:||15 October 2014|
Kaapse klopse’ or Cape Town Minstrel Carnival: The city of Cape Town comes alive to celebrate new year in a raucous carnival the likes of which are not seen elsewhere in the world, unless you’re ready to compare it with the mardi gras in New Orleans and the carnevale in Rio de Janeiro, which it isn’t, not quite, although certainly it has its roots therein.
The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, as it’s officially known, takes place every year at new year when thousands of musicians, singers, dancers and tailors connected to them, gear themselves for the traditional ‘Kaapse klopse’ or ‘Coon carnival’ (its more common name – although this isn’t a particularly politically correct term in the ‘new South Africa’).
The origin of the carnival stretches back to the 19th century and has its origins in the time of slavery in Cape Town, when the original citizens of District Six were allowed their one day off on January 1st. The event, which has developed a distinct Cape flavour, is also supposed to have ties to the minstrel entertainers who stopped off in Cape Town on huge American ocean liners, over 100 years ago.
Over ten thousand costumed, banjo-picking musicians and dancers, their faces painted white, as opposed to the original black-painted faces of the visiting minstrels, parade and march through the streets, followed by a series of dance, singing and costume competitions at Green Point Stadium.
With band names like ‘dixies’, ‘the district six band’, and songs like ‘take me to Mannenberg’, this is a celebration of life and new year, rather than a reflection on the days of slavery, for most of those involved are third or fourth generation, and the more garish the costume, and the more the banjo tunes can make your feet tap, the better.
|Date updated:||05 August 2014|
James Blunt will be bringing his brand new tour ‘Moon Landing’ for 3 concert dates in 2015 starting in Cape Town on 12th February 2015 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest. Presented by KFM and M-Net.
Read more at: http://www.whatson.co.za/details.php?id=49032&event=James%20Blunt
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