Wow, what a fantastic day our Music Festival was. Camphill really rocked!
Some of our residents, together with about a thousand visitors, danced to the music all afternoon, and others sat back and enjoyed the vibe, which was relaxed and happy.
The market stalls sold a fabulous array of treats, snacks and lunches. Kids old and young had fun getting feathers in their hair, face paint and flower garlands in true festival spirit. Volunteers from sponsors Itron, gave a hand all over the festival; from food stalls to parking.
The music flowed non-stop from 1pm onwards, opening with a rousing chorus from the Camphill choir and a solo from Bart followed by the professionals, starting with Bart’s brother Greg Kentgens. MC Alvon Collison kept everything running smoothly and filled in the time while the next band was setting up with a song, a joke or awarding a prize of a bottle of wine to lucky member of the audience.
Ras Kerry’s Cheety took to the stage with his accomplished reggae, followed by SillyBoi, Tasha, Che-V and CeeJ all talented musicians from an empowerment program facilitated by Vision Records in Atlantis. Then The Bootleggers Blues Band got the dancing going with some old blues favourites and new. No Pressure from Riebeek Kasteel played their own songs next, and then it was time for Valiant Swart to come on stage and gather the audience closer with his well known modern Afrikaans ballads.
The light was fading as it was time for the final headlining act, Freshlyground. Picnics and food stalls were abandoned as everyone gathered around the stage and enjoyed the dynamic sounds and energetic stage act. There was much dancing and singing along and Freshlyground weren’t allowed to go without an encore, so it was 7pm by the time the music faded out and we all gathered up picnic blankets and baskets, with the beats still echoing in our hearts.
For more about the event read the lovely blog post by Rene of Soul Sessions
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Thanks go to so many people who made this wonderful celebration of Camphill’s 50th