Cultural collective marks Africa Month


The Slave Church Museum in Long Street is the place to be tomorrow, Friday May 27 when poets and musicians take to the stage for a programme titled My Africa, hosted by the Cape Cultural Collective (CCC) and the SA Sendinggestig Museum, to mark Africa Month.

A diverse and powerful line-up is on offer from 7pm, with the Congolese guitarist and vocalist Mapumba Cilombo returning to the CCC stage as do veteran poets Khadija Heeger and Primrose Mrwebi, both founder members of the CCC.

Bow player Glen Arendse and hip hop poet Nama Xam give further depth to the line-up while the CCC’s Junior Rosa Choir will perform for the first time.

The children sing songs in three languages, like their adult counterparts in the Rosa Choir.

The adult choir will join the children for one song.

The evening will be opened by The Langa Drummers. Other performers are Kenyan guitarist Sam Jam and African jazz vocalist Odwa Bongo.

The evening will end off with the strong harmonies of Gugulethu’s Fezeka Choir.

There is no entry fee but donations are welcome.

Refreshments and food will be on sale.

The Cape Cultural Collective is a diverse cultural group that promotes ideals of unity, inclusivity and equality and brings people together from across the city.

The CCC has been driving a number of successful arts and culture projects in the City for the past nine years including the monthly cultural programmes, a poetry anthology, the celebrated Rosa Choir and a poetry production, Uhadi, that was performed at the Paris Autumn Festival in 2013.

The CCC launched a junior choir late last year. This year, the CCC has entered into a partnership with Coffeebeansroutes to promote cultural tourism.

The CCC works closely with cultural groups from Langa, Manenberg and Mitchell’s Plain.

For more information, contact June Knight on 079 183 5170 or email june.knight, Kay Jaffer on 082 2023131 or email kayjaffer or the SA Sending gestig Museum on 021 423 6755.