Established in 2017, the AfroFest is a three-day collaborative festival which puts a spotlight on indigenous African art, music, craft and food culture within the city. Taking place over Heritage weekend, the festival aims to celebrate, showcase and empower some of the multiple talented but often underrated local entrepreneurs, artists and creatives.
Festival goers are invited to explore over 15 different locations across the city with activities during day and night showcasing arts and crafts, food, fashion, markets, live music, banging DJs, film screenings, comedy shows, poetry and more.
A range of live music performers and DJs will be playing African jazz, Afrobeat, reggae, soul funk, Rumba, hip-hop, world fusion. The musical acts to feature include: Mapumba, DJ Metabolism, vinyl DJ Ra Mava Ntontela, Vukuhambe Jazz Band, Magent, Mike Makwerhu, Clique Claq!, Sylvestre Kabassidi, Verlain Aken Fils de L’Aingle, Eric Omba, DJ Lau, Sibongha & The Irie Show, and DJ Mafiana.
Venue: Various venues around Cape Town
Cost: Mostly free