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The Beau Kaap – A Heritage Walking Tour through the Bo-Kaap
May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm SAST
This Sunday, for the second of many opportunities in 2022, let’s start on the venture of absorbing a whole other Cape History: a lineage of design, ritual, devotion, food, jazz, community and sartorial genius that runs in near-perfect parallel to the overriding stories of the founding of the Cape.
The Bo-Kaap, indeed, is the closest we’ll probably get on these tours to pure, unabashed Cape Heritage. And nowhere else in our province is Heritage such a touch-word for everything that holds a people and a life-world together, or so clearly represents everything that urgently needs to be acknowledged and supported in our city.
So if you want to know how an outpost of the global crescent of Islam has survived and transformed and flourished right by the centre of one of the most hectically segregated and historically traumatised metropoles in modern history, you’ll just need to turn up for this with all your friends and fam
And rest assured, we will not truck with Orientalism or objectification or any other rhetoric that fails to get to the heart of a living & antique world that counts among its ancestors the builders and weavers of the fabric of the city.
RSVP for places, bring donations if you care to, wear your best heritage tour shoes and save some space after lunch for an afternoon tea of bobotie and rice…
See you then?