The Cape Town Arts Festival powered by Ariva Arts Foundation and supported by BASA (Business and Arts South Africa), Western Cape Government, Laduma Hardware, and AVHP (African Voices for Hope and Peace), successfully hosted the inaugural Beyond Busking Festival Day on Saturday, the 29th of October 2022 at The Castle of Good Hope.
The Festival Day was filled with a variety of entertainment and activities from Youth Edutainment, Cape Town Wellness, and Food Market, Healing and Lifestyle Arts, African Voices for Hope and Peace Exhibition (AVHP), Busking, Live Music Performances, Yoga and Meditation, African Storytelling, Craft Designers, Live Sculptors, Images of Hope – Visual Art and Interactive Exhibition, Voices of Hope and Peace (interactive poetry workshop), Reimagining Cape Town Arts Symposiums and many wellness activities including Tai Chi, Fencing, Zumba Dance and more.
The CT Arts Festival would like to take this opportunity to thank our industry partners Ariva Arts Foundation, African Voices for Hope and Peace, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), The Castle of Good Hope, Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Artscape Theatre, The Craft Design Institute (CDI), Cape Town Tourism, Laduma Hardware, Rootspring NPC, V&A Waterfront Buskers, Cape Audio College.
We are thankful to the artistic contributions of Bulelwa Basse, Madlozi Contemporary Arts, The Brahma Kumaris Africa, Cape Town Interfaith, Fatima Dike, Michael Nyoni, Ian Gordon, Kelman Mcpherson, Zumba with Rizzy, Vannie Hanover Park’s “Walking Running Is Life, Anneli Kamfer, Flash Ikumkani, Cape Town Thing, Girl Hype, Observatory Holistic Fair Vendors, Gladys Joyce Dirks, Umlilo Jazz Band and all the organizations, facilitators and speakers who participated in our symposiums for making this event such a great success.
We would also like to thank all the media publications that covered the Beyond Busking Project and Festival 2022 to the tune of R1.2m in publicity value and a global reach in excess of 17m viewers, listeners, and readers- your support is greatly appreciated.
Well done to 2022 Beyond Busking artists. Thank you for your dedication and for completing the training courses. To Thando, Henry, Zanie, Morne, Abe, and Machawe –We wish you increased success from here onwards. A special thanks to their mentors and music producers – Clive Ridgway, Lynne Holmes, Jonny Blundell, Terry Fortune, and Abigail Petersen.
We look forward to upskilling and empowering more artists, buskers, and non-artists in 2023.