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Cape Town is a melting pot of culture, and one of the most important groups to shape the city’s history is commonly referred to as the Cape Malay.
It’s a contentious name—people both inside and outside the community have objected to the term’s inaccuracy, and to the fact that it really originated as a term used to racially classify people under the oppressive apartheid regime.
Tweede Nuwe Jaar, which literally means “Second New Year”, is rooted in the slave history of Cape Town.
Slaves were only allowed a single day off work a year, and they used the opportunity to celebrate. There are lauded poets, such as Mongane Wally Serote and…
Afrikaans, or “Kitchen Dutch,” is a Dutch creole language, derived from the various mother tongues of SA’s Cape Province settlers.
Cape Malay choirs are also known for their style of singing; their performances of the Tweede Nuwe Jaar, which literally means “Second New Year”, is rooted in the slave history of Cape Town.
Muslim slaves were only allowed a single day off work a year, and they used the opportunity to celebrate.
(People used it for non-religious communication, too.)🔸🔸🔸🔸 The colonizers adopted the language, stripped it of its Khoisan and Asian influences, and began writing it in Roman script.
🔸🔸🔸🔸 🇿🇦Grab more facts like this from our latest episode via the link in bio.🇿🇦 (📸 from the University of Cape Town's Photo Archive) A post shared by Where Art Thou (@heywhereartthou) on Cape Malay culture has had a big influence on the development of Ghoema music, a genre that draws on dozens of styles including reggae, big band, and calypso to create a uniquely local sound.
O Centro de Mother City vira uma mistura de Marquês de Sapucaí com Nova Orleans, num desfile gigantesco de blocos que vai até a noite. It is practised at special events and has been showcased at the local arts festival Infecting the City for visitors to witness.