City Walk Saturdays celebrates Africa

Young minds test each other in a duel of chess.

Sunshine, smiles and laughter were all over the city during the May edition of City Walk Saturdays. We celebrated the continent and embraced Africa in unconventional ways, in celebration of Africa Month. From aerobics to documentaries to jazz, the day was a decidedly different commemoration of what makes us African.

Ignite Fitness kicked the day off with an open day, including a unique aerobics session with the popular instructor Naija Robics. African Image hosted a screening of the documentary Africa’s Past: Ife and Benin Kingdoma study of ancient cultural artefacts from the pre-colonial Benin Kingdom (what is now Southern Nigeria). This was followed by a walk through the store and Greenmarket Square comparing contemporary African art to those depicted in the documentary.  Youngblood played host to two great performances; The Kleisand Theatre and director, Jason Jacobs, delighted young audiences with a performance of Splish, Splash, Splosh!  and local jazz heavyweight Nomfundo Xaluva put on an intimate concert.

Click an image below to view the slide show. Photographs taken by Stephen Alfreds, Terri Carter and Bilqees Bailey.

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