The Cape Town FIFA Fan Fest is expected to attract a record attendance on Tuesday, 6 July when soccer fans gather for the semi-final game between Holland and Uruguay at 20h30 in Cape Town.As the city gears up for the final throes of the gripping tournament, fans are expected to throng to the city to make the most of the gees which has rocked the Mother City.
A line-up of entertainers will keep visitors to the Grand Parade entertained throughout the day from 13h00. At 18h00 hip hop artist Capsolys will take to the stage, followed by the Guguletu Tenors at 19h15. After the match, DJ Afrobeat will bring the evening to a close at 23h00.
Hip Hop artist Capsolys is one of the fresh new faces of music in Africa and the singer, songwriter and producer hopes to spread “love, light and awareness” through his music.
He likens his music to a photo album in which each track captures a moment in time of his thoughts and emotions, expressed in rhyme. For Capsolys his music freezes his life experiences in a positive art form.
Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Capsolys moved to South Africa with his family at the age of seven. As a youngster, his interest in music was sparked by watching the Gospel band his older siblings sang and played in. Eventually he added song writing and music production to his vocal ability.
As a teenager, Capsolys persuaded a professional studio to produce a demo of his music which was sent to Gresham Records who signed the youngster up immediately.
After a stint of living and performing in London, he returned to Africa, signing up with independent record label Bouge Records.
From humble beginnings on dusty township streets, the Guguletu Tenors quartet now perform in top concert halls and for the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Chris Rock and Mariah Carey.
Collectively, Mpendulo Yawa, Siyabulela Gqola, Xolani November and Loyiso Dlova aim to be role models for South Africa’s youth and, through their singing, to showcase the richness and diversity of South Africa’s cultural heritage.
The self-taught quartet was first discovered while studying at Fezeka High school in Guguletu. While there they entered, and won their first competition and have not looked back since. Since then they have gone on to win many more competitions and the accolades keep pouring in.
13h00 Fan Fest opens
19h15 Guguletu Tenors
20h30 Holland vs Uruguay
Till 23h00 DJ Afrobeat