Berlin eKapa Festival 2017: What you need to know

2017-07-25 20:00 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Cape Town - With Women's Month around the corner, Berlin eKapa Festival, presented by J&B, is taking over the Mother City.

This one-day festival will showcase the best in South African art, fashion, music and culture, with a twist: a taste of Germany.

According to festival organiser, Muma Khumalo, the importance of the festival is to promote artistic and entrepreneurial opportunities for young South Africans in hopes to continue to inspire change as well as access to international work exchanges.

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“We have partnered with J&B on this exciting venture to promote the arts in South Africa. We have the support of the South African Embassy in Berlin which strengthens international ties and opportunities," says Khumalo.

"Many of our artists struggle exhibiting at major galleries due to various reasons such as not being palatable enough or a lack of financing. Through this cultural festival, we are creating an inclusive space for artists and entrepreneurs to exhibit their works and make money too.”

Here's what you can expect:

Festival-goers can expect music from some of SA's best female hip hop artist such as the 'Mbongo Zaka' hitmaker, Rouge, Moozlie and Dj Doowap, supported by DJ Capital and Beatsampras to name a few.

And if that's not more than a good reason to turn up, this First Thursday conceptualised event will also have photo exhibitions from international talents such as Andre Alexander from Bavaria, Berlingraphie (Berlin) and Polaroidville (Berlin).

Local audiences will experience the edgy works of Zimbabwean born, Thandi Gula and emerging talents Geraldzinyo, and Mr High Art to name a few.

Kumalo says they do not compromise on quality and all of the exhibitors are exceptional.

“Berlin eKapa Festival is a way to bridge the gap between SA artists and the rest of the world,” says Khumalo.

NOTE: Some of the brand stalls will include Hunnid Pin, Favelo International, and Mobile Cutz. 

Food and beverages available on the day will include a J&B and Smirnoff Bar, The Woodstock Gin Company as well as various food vendors catering to many preferences.

Event info:

When: 5 August

Where: The Shred, 68 Auckland Street, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town

Cost:  Tickets are available on Quicket as follow: R100 for general tickets, while VIP access will cost R300 each (This includes a VIP bar and German gourmet platter)

Time: 18:00 until 02:00