Hip hop artist and poet Quinten Goliath aka Jitsvinger, and musician, singer and composer Lungiswa Plaatjies, will give a live performance of African music played on indigenous instruments. On the visual arts front, expect to hear from the likes of provocative contemporary artist Athi-Patra Ruga and Anelisa Mangcu. Historian and author Patric Tariq Mellet will deliver a talk titled ‘Remembering – Early Black Farmers & Winemakers of the Cape 1679 to 1750’.
Cultivate’s Heritage Month programme has been curated with diversity of thought and representation in mind and deeply honours the depth and breadth of South African culture and context. The curator of the event is Zahira Asmal, director of The City (thecityagency.co.za) and Cultivate. Asmal established the Cultivate Collective in 2020 and has initiated and developed numerous large-scale creative and cultural projects with global reach – always focused on the making of a young democracy.
Not only are we celebrating our heritage and its people, we are also marking the opening of the Cultivate marketplace, after establishing Cultivate in 2020. We hope to inspire a wine landscape that is made in the image of the people who live and work in South Africa,” Asmal says, “and the events chosen for our Heritage Month festival were created with the same intention in mind.Cultivate’s Heritage Month festival is scheduled to run from 8-30 September 2021 at Unit C3, Salt Orchard, 45 Yew St, Salt River, Cape Town. There is no booking required and admittance is on a first-come-first-served basis. Walk-ins are welcomed, but as attendance numbers are limited to 40 guests per session due to social distancing protocols, it is best to arrive early to secure a place.
For more information and to view the line-up visit www.facebook.com/Cultivate-Collective and www.cultivatecollective.co.za