Out of Africa at the Brightwater Commons
For our Gauteng readers and anyone who finds themselves near Randburg this coming weekend, head over to Brightwater Commons for their “Out of Africa” Festival for an impressive line up of entertainment including African Jazz, African Tribal Show and graffiti and break-dancing demonstration …
Celebrate African culture and heritage this Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July 2009 at the Brightwater Commons, in Randburg, Gauteng. You will be able to experience the African culture and its richness and diversity by visiting the number of exhibitions and viewing some of the energetic entertainment programmes. The event starts at 11h00 on both Saturday and Sunday.
Some of the exhibitors who will be at the event will be showcasing various traditional items. There will be more modern craft work such as wire work, clothing, jewellery, woven baskets and bags (purchase one early so that you can have something to carry all of the other goodies you purchase during the day) to more traditional African crafts, for example African masks, carved wooden ornaments, paintings, skins and shields.
Not only will you be able to spend the day browsing through fine African culture, but you will also be entertained with an exciting programme. The line up starts with a fashion show, commencing at 13h00, that has a distinct African flavour. Following this will be the unique duo of !Bushwomen who will be performing their version of poetry which is dramatised and will capture your attention by drawing you into the creative soul of Africa.
Your toes will start tapping and you will feel a beating in your heart from 14h00 to 15h00 on Saturday when the distinctive rhythm and beat of the Africa drum starts to call you near. An energetic African Tribal Show which features a number of the traditional dance forms found in Africa will keep you begging for more. The African Jazz Pioneers take to the stage on Sunday afternoon from 14h00 to 16h00 and they’ll have you up on your feet swaying to their smooth sounds.
With soccer being such a popular sport in African culture why not bring your soccer boots along with you and sign up for the 3 a side soccer matches that are taking place (contact Kefi on +27 072 042-4202 to book your place). If soccer is a bit to energetic for you this weekend why not enjoy a camel ride, visit the Mangwanani stand for a relaxing neck or foot massage or even have your face painted by one of the Moyo team?
The promotions court will be holding a display of 4 x 4 vehicles and every possible accessory that you would need for the ultimate African adventure. And on the grassy slopes of the Commons you can watch a graffiti and break-dancing demonstration.
This two day event culminates with a fantastic prize draw. The grand prize is a trip to Zanzibar compliments of 1time Airline and Azanzi Beach and Holiday Resort. All you need to do to enter is drop your entry form (found at any store in the centre or from centre management) and perhaps you’ll be jetsetting your way to Zanzibar.
Come and celebrate the unique culture and heritage of Africa, capture her spirit and leave knowing you are a part of something bigger.
For more information contact The Brightwater Commons on +27 (0)11 789-5052.