All eyes will be on Bafana Bafana on Tuesday, 22 June as they meet France in a group A clash in Bloemfontein at 16h00. South African and French supporters alike are encouraged to wear their colours when they visit the FIFA Fan Fest on the Grand Parade to view the game on the big screen.Traders inside the Fan Fest and in lower Plein Street, Coronation Street, Drill hall and the Castle will all be selling soccer memorabilia and other goods. Fans inside the Fan Fest can mark the occasion by buying a commemorative 2010 World Cup Soccer Cup at R9,00. They will be able to use their mug while at the Grand Parade.
At 18h00, hip hop band Brasse Vannie Kaap will take to the stage, followed at 19h15 by Allou April. At 20h30 the action will move to Polokwane for the group N match between Greece and Argentina after which popular Frenchman DJ Rene will bring the day to a close at 23h00.
The ‘brothers’ from Cape Town, or Brasse Vannie Kaap [BVK], are a seven piece Hip Hop band formed in 1996 out of various bands that came from the heart of the Cape Flats. BVK had a plan then and still do – they create their music in Kaapafrikaans (Cape Flats dialect). Their unique variation of Hip Hop deals with big issues and can knock down barriers and open eyes.
From their modest start 11 years ago, BVK have not looked back and moved from strength to strength, playing at school carnivals, community projects, all major universities, festivals as well as appearing internationally.
Guitarist Allou April’s music fuses international jazz with the sounds of Africa and Cape Town.
Hailing from the fishing village of Saldanha, April got his first break in music by playing for some of Cape Town’s top Gospel bands. From there he progressed to playing in clubs where he performed standards with instrumental jazz bands.
For Allou, the time has come to share his personal music style with the rest of the world, and he hopes the meeting of different cultures will lead to a multi-dimensional sound in global music.
Over the years Allou has collaborated with some of South Africa’s top jazz musicians, from Sibongile Khumalo to Robbie Jansen, Hotep Galeta, Joe McBride and Al Jarreau.
Having tasted success with his first two albums, Allou April has released his third ‘The Living Years’, which, he says, covers a wide range of experiences, all of which “reflect my roots and place in the new world.
Programme at the Fan Fest on Tuesday 22 June.
16h00 South Africa vs France
[Mexico vs Uruguay in Rustenburg in group A match]
18h00 Brasse vannie Kaap
19h15 Allou April
20h30 Greece vs Argentina in Polokwane in a group N match
[Nigeria vs Korea in Durban in a group B match]
Till 23h00 French DJ Rene