Language Excursion: Introduction to Cape Town

Author: · January 31. 2014 · Language Excursions

This week we gave our students an Introduction to Cape Town. First we had a look at art in Cape Town. We visited the artist Roscoe Reid Masters, who is currently lecturing at CPUT as well as a practising artist based at Studio 41 in Cape Town. Our students participated in a simple art workshop aimed at people who are not artists.

Camissa, ‘the place of sweet waters’ is the ancient Khoi name for Cape Town. Our students went for a walk through this wonderful nature environment. We were hosted by Caron and followed the Camissa on a short journey down the mountain. Caron is the founder of the Reclaim Camissa project, which was started to re-establish the Camissa within the city, and reconnect citizens and spaces to the water.

For our last excursion we went to Gugulethu to learn more about drum and marimba and how to play them. Our host also manufactures the instruments, so he has a big knowledge about it. They gave us a demonstration and we played in their backyard. This excursion was about feeling the rhythm and having fun. They ROCKED the place!

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