by Aneeqah Du Plessis Thousands of performers all masked in painted faces, draped in sequined outfits, blasting sounds from their brass bands came together on the streets of Cape Town over the weekend in celebration of the “Tweede Nuwe Jaar” celebrations. The Cape Town Street Parade that took place on[…]
Despite divided public opinion on the funding provided for minstrel events in the city of Cape Town by local government, the president of the Cape Malay Choir Board has said that it’s “too little”. This week, the City of Cape Town announced it would be providing support and funding worth[…]
The minstrels fraternity face severe criticism again following issues at the annual ‘Voorsmaakie’ parade, the pre-event leading up to the Tweede Nuwe Jaar parade, which took place on the Day of Reconciliation. Complaints have been laid against the minstrel groups due to the abuse and misuse of public toilets and[…]
The City of Cape Town met with the Cape Carnival Committee yesterday to finalise a new date for the Minstrel Parade after its fourth postponement. All parties have finally agreed to secure the 17th January 2015 for the long awaited Klopse march through the City streets. Cape Minstrel Carnival Association’s[…]
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