Happy New Year 2015 from Cape Town

Minstrel Carnival: Historic agreement reached – Patricia de Lille

Cape Town Mayor says City will provide financial and logistical support to ensure that the events are properly managed

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The Cape Cultural and Carnival Committee consists of representatives of the Minstrels, Malay Choirs and Christmas Bands responsible for organising events at various venues throughout the city.

These events start with the annual Minstrels Carnival during the festive season and end in April when the final competitions are held.

They are a highlight for many communities in Cape Town, and people come out in their thousands to watch the annual road marches and parades.


This year the City will provide R2 million in funding to the committee to organise the various events.

This will go toward toilets, fencing, security, safety, medical services, logistics and public relations, to be arranged by the Cape Cultural and Carnival Committee.

These funds will be released to the Cape Cultural and Carnival Committee for the Minstrels, Malay Choirs and Christmas Bands and carnival events for 2014/2015.

Patricia de Lille – Mayor of Cape Town

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 see also Kaapse Kloppe -Cape Town Carnival January 2nd 2013 Cape Town

Coon Carnival Time cover gecomp

Maurice Smith presents The Golden City Dixies in Coon Carnival Time.

With Majiet Omar, Henry Wilson, Alfred Stokes, Solly Bagus, Eddie Davis, Danny Williams and The Coon Carnival Band.


Side 1. Al die Dixies-Alfred Stokes/Die Doring –Henry Wilson/Nellie Gray –Majiet Omar/Rietjie In Die Water –Eddie Davis/Faith Can Move Mountains –Danny Williams.

Side 2. Sous Boonties –Henry Wilson/Grietjie –Majiet Omar/Gone Fishing –Majiet Omar and Alfred Stokes/Kossies Van Die Kaap –Eddie Davids/Apple Pickin’ Time In Georgia –Solly Bagus/My Mama Was ‘n Hottentot-Alfred Stikes/ Compere –Solly Bagus

see also songs and dances from Cape Malay fit for a king

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