Heritage Day celebrated with colour and song
On Heritage Day, Monday 25 September 2017, the Kleinmond Kingdom Vibration choir held a traditional music festival in the amphitheatre at Mthimkhulu. It was a most significant celebration amidst the tension of protest actions that had in aforegoing weeks caused havoc in the coastal town and practically turned it into a war zone.
The importance of building bridges for the sake of sustainable development and harmony in a community was undoubtedly highlighted by the diverse music performance.
The choir sang beautiful traditional songs, while some of the members performed hip hop and rap, and others did gumboot dancing to the delight of the audience.
The parents were so impressed by their children’s performance that they spontaneously celebrated the children by the Xhosa mothers doing a traditional song and dance and the Sotho mothers following suit.
The youth cooked traditional food which was sold in aid of the KKV choir as a fundraiser.