Cape Town Reggae Route will reveal to you how Reggae has deep roots in Cape Town It has been the music of political dissent. It has been the music of party-going pleasure.
The songs of icons like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh still resonate strongly with struggles. The writings of Marcus Garvey continue to provide inspiration.
On this Cape Town Reggae Route Friday night journey,we discover more about reggae and Rastafarian culture in Cape Town.
The Cape Town Reggae Route starts, at our meeting point and move to our reggae storyteller for a Rastafarian ital dinner (vegetarian meal), and stories about reggae.
Alan lived in Jamaica at the time that reggae was becoming a worldwide phenomenon.He knew all the pioneering figures, and is full of stories of the characters behind the music. This is a visit you would not be able to make anywhere else in the world.
From there we will move across the city to the Marcus Garvey dancehall in Philippi. The community of Marcus Garvey (the area is named after the great writer and thinker Marcus Garvey) is a Rastafarian community.
Every Friday night is Dance hall night in Marcus Garvey,and Rastafarian communities from all over Cape Town come together for a classic late night reggae dance session.
It’s like nothing you have ever experienced before,unless you were around in Kingston in the 70s.
It is easy going and easily the best party on a Friday night in Cape Town.
After the dance hall session,we return to our meeting point,having danced, eaten, listened and taken a deep breath of reggae. (when the tour takes place off schedule,the dance hall session is replaced with a visit to a Reggae musician)
An evening journey through Reggae and Rastafarian culture, in Cape Town.
We meet Rastafarian and reggae characters and discover more about the fascinating story of reggae and how it came to Cape Town.
We enjoy an ital meal (Rastafarian, vegetarian), and dance at the old school Marcus Garvey reggae dancehall.