Fête de la Musique or World Music Day/Make Music Day is my most favourite festival in Paris. It’s celebrated on 21 June (summer solstice) every year. In 1976, the idea was conceived by an American musician Joel Cohen, who worked for Radio France (France Musique). He proposed dedicating a day to music and celebrating a full day of music on the summer solstice and the … Continue reading Fête de la Musique Paris
I love local markets and there are hardly any in Joburg that I have not been to over the last three years. But if I was to choose my favourite, it would definitely be the trendy and chic Kamersvol Geskenke. Touted as SA’s biggest pop-up market, Kamers (which means rooms), first started in 2003, in a few ‘rooms’ of a house in Stellenbosch. What sets this market … Continue reading It’s Time for Kamers Once Again!
In the beginning of October, Joburg hosted the City of Gold Festival – a graffiti and urban arts festival that included international as well as local artists. I wrote about it briefly in my earlier post. The main aim of this festival is to make Johannesburg a graffiti destination and to dispel the negative notions associated with this art form. During the festival, I took a walking tour of Jeppestown … Continue reading Jeppestown Graffiti – City of Gold Festival
This Saturday was a rather busy one, but in a good way. There were tons of things happening in Joburg as usual, and unfortunately I could not possible make it to all of them. Hence, I had to choose between spending a lazy morning browsing fresh produce at a farmers’ market or going on a walking tour with one my favourite tour companies, Past Experiences. I decided to … Continue reading Jeppestown Tour with Past Experiences