To celebrate the ultimate cross-cultural experience between South Africa and Germany, the unique Berlin eKapa Festival, presented by J&B, is taking over Cape Town this August.
This one-day festival will take place on Saturday 5 August and will showcase the best in South African art, fashion, music and culture, with a twist: a taste of Germany.
Coinciding with Women's Month, festival goers will be entertained by some of the hottest female acts in Mzansi, including: Moozlie; Rouge; and DJ Doowap, supported by DJ Capital; and Beatsampras to name a few.
Berlin eKapa will also have photo exhibitions from international talents such as Andre Alexander from Bavaria, Berlingraphie (Berlin) and Polaroidville (Berlin). Local audiences will experience the edgy works of Zimbabwean born, Thandi Gula and emerging talents Geraldzinyo, and Mr High Art to name a few.
Muma Khumalo, the festival organizer, highlights the importance of the festival; it is to promote artistic and entrepreneurial opportunities for young South Africans in hopes to continue to inspire change as well as access to international work exchanges.
“We have partnered with J&B on this exciting venture to promote the arts in South Africa. We have the support of the South African Embassy in Berlin which strengthens international ties and opportunities. Many of our artists struggle exhibiting at major galleries due to various reasons such as not being palatable enough or a lack of financing. Through this cultural festival, we are creating an inclusive space for artists and entrepreneurs to exhibit their works and make money too,” he explains.
“We don't compromise on quality; all of our exhibitors are exceptional.” Khumalo adds, “Berlin eKapa Festival is a way to bridge the gap between SA artists and the rest of the world.” The festival would resonate with fans of the First Thursdays concept - inspired by the modern European cultural landscape.
Some of the cutting edge brand stalls will include Hunnid Pin, Favelo International, and Mobile Cutz. The food and beverages available on the day will include a J&B and Smirnoff Bar, The Woodstock Gin Company as well as various food vendors catering to many preferences.
Red Bull’s culture sound system will provide cutting edge Funktion One sound technology to provide the best sonic experience. Rockwell All Suite Hotel & Apartments, will host the festival's press and media conference on Saturday 5 August.