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Posted on: Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Infecting the City Festival, Cape Town

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The Infecting the City festival is on in Cape Town from the 21st to 26th of this month.  Titled ‘Treasure’ the festival this year celebrates both the Mother City and South Africa’s wide spectrum of different cultures, traditions and heritages.  Among other performances will be jazz, Xhosa stick fighting, opera, hip hop duels, riel dancing and treasure hunts.

Infecting the City Festival, Cape Town

What’s on during the week?  See below for a few of the acts you should be on the lookout for:

Cape Velvet:
This is a young a capella quartet from Masipumelele near Fish Hoek.  They have been singing together for two years now and they cover opera, light classics as well as traditional and light-hearted Xhosa and Zulu songs.  They’ll be around the city during the festival.

Imperfections:
This productions is made up of two performances designed to challenge our apathies and celebrate our imperfections.  In the Company Gardens the performance remodels The Delville Wood Memorial; a monument to peace but the memorial makes no mention of the thousands of black and coloured soldiers who lost their lives in that battle.

Jump:
Created by Kelly Wainwright who bases herself between the USA and Cape Town, Jump is a ‘piece’ where a standard, white, queen sized bed moves around Cape Town – Kelly invites the public to kick off their shoes and bounce your problems away on the bed.  Just jump!

The Wishing Wall:
The wall is a huge, forever changing collage of wishes, reflections, opinions and keepsakes from the people of Cape Town.  It gives instant access to thoughts, desires and aspirations – so bring something with you whether it be a photograph, a dream or a memento and assist in creating The Wishing Wall.

White Paper Boats:
Presented by Alliance Francaise, White Paper Boats is performed by a shaman.  The music and origami is a reflection on the slave trade and takes the audience on a journey through ancestry, colonialism and celebration.  Origami is performed by Kyoko Kimura of Origami for Africa.  Tickets are R50 at the door of Alliance Francaise at 155 Loop Street.

With so many great acts on you are sure to find something to enjoy.

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