The City of Cape Town will celebrate Reconciliation Day this Sunday, 16 December 2012, with two separate free concerts hosted in De Waal and Maynardville Parks respectively.
City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille, will host the free concert at De Waal Park while Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing, Councillor Grant Pascoe, will host the concert at Maynardville Park.
The Maynardville Park concert, formerly called the Concert in the Park, is an annual event which has been hosted at Wynberg Park for the past ten years. This year it moves to Maynardville Park for Reconciliation Day 2012.
Both concerts aim to encourage and celebrate reconciliation and national unity through music. “…They promise to be diverse, exciting and entertaining, featuring big names in the entertainment industry. Among others, Jimmy Dludlu and Saudiq Khan will perform at the De Waal Park concert, while the Black Ties, featuring Chad Saaiman, and Cape Town divas Karin Kortje and Claire Phillips will perform at the Maynardville event,” says Mayor de Lille.
Residents are invited to bring their family and friends and join in the fun. The De Waal Park concert starts at 16:00 and ends at 18:30. The park is located in Camp Street, Gardens. The concert in Maynardville Park kicks (cnr Church and Wolfe Streets, Wynberg) off at 12:00 and ends at 18:00. No alcohol is allowed at either event
“These concerts aim to encourage communities to reclaim open spaces in a positive way. Initiatives such as these help us build an Inclusive City, by bringing together Capetonians from different backgrounds for a fun-filled celebration of our city’s diversity,” says Mayor de Lille.
For more information contact Natalie Harper on 021 417 4101.