Around this time every year I get very homesick. (Last year I was in Cape Town). I am in northern Wyoming where its cold and snow turned to ice means downhill skiing (about which I blow hold and cold) is out of the question. So what I do is play lots of music from Cape […]
I really like this series of photographs by University of Virginia African history and history of photography professor (and photographer), John Edwin Mason, on the Cape Town New Year’s Carnival, a series of marches, competitions and celebrations that incorporates Christmas Choirs, “Malay” Choirs and klopse (known to some participants as “Coons” or minstrels).