Minstrel carnival rocks Cape Town

Written by on January 3, 2018

Thousands of people gathered in the Mother City on Tuesday for Cape Town’s annual minstrel carnival, or the Cape Town Street Parade as it is now called.

The festival that takes place on 2 January every year, also referred to as Tweede Nuwe Jaar (Second New Year), saw around 60 minstrel teams performing.

Dressed in bright colours and glitter painted faces, the minstrels filled the CBD with traditional tunes played on various instruments.

Although the exact number of spectators is unknown, the organizers said that they were expecting a turnout of up to 100 000 people.

Check out some snaps of the performances below.

 

Image credit: (Jade Mentoor)


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