As the northern hemisphere gears up for the chills of midwinter, its easy to forget that elsewhere in the world people are enjoying less inclement weather.
Every year over the first weekend of December, the Observatory suburb of Cape Town enjoys OBZfestival, a spectacular street event that heralds the coming summer.
A diverse range of cultures are covered, with live music, film screenings, local crafts, food, street art and plenty to keep younger guests interested too.
With many musical genres including hip-hop, ska, funk, reggae, soul and rock all catered for around the different music venues, South Africa”s up and coming talents are given a chance to shine. Jazz fans won”t be found wanting either, with a rich and varied programme providing something for everyone.
Anyone who”s been to the festival in its history will attest to how diverse and eclectic a crowd it attracts. In a country with such a troubled history, many have looked to events such as OBZfestival as providing some much-needed unity for so many in a country once troubled by deep social divides.
Cape Town is home to 3.5 million people and is the most popular tourist destination in the whole of South Africa.
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