Beyond Busking Festival at castle

Busker Micaela Kleinsmith from Parow performs at the Beyond Busking Festival.

The inaugural Beyond Busking Festival, in partnership with the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town Arts Festival, took place at the Castle of Good Hope on Saturday.

The Cape Town Arts Festival – previously known as the Cape Town Festival – took buskers on a three-week programme that included vocal training and stage presence, life coaching, song writing, guitar lessons and music production.

Buskers performed all day at the stage in the castle’s courtyard, while guests also enjoyed talks, symposiums and the goods that were on sale at the markets.

Bronwyn Andrews from Parow enjoys the show in the sun at the Castle of Good Hope.
Boitumelo Sephaka from the CBD, Nyakallo Kolisang from Woodstock, and Reanetse Sephaka from Bellville, with artwork by Phillip Mbusi from Gugulethu.
Yoga instructor Elaine Seidel from Vredehoek gave free classes to visitors.
The Waterfront’s human statue, the ‘Legendary’ Zakhele Topo from Khayelitsha.
Waterfront busker and balloon man on stilts, Miles Titus from Pelican Park.
Aviwe Panya from Wynberg and Bulela Ngodwane from Salt River at the festival.