We are one week away from a klopse and Malay choir spectacular coming live into your homes in the form of the Jive Culture Shock competition.
Now, with the festive season on the way, Culture Shock brought to you by Oddball Concepts and Heart 104.9, is definitely die regte medisyne vir die pandemic se na-pyne and just what you need to get you in the festive mood.
If you told me after the first state of emergency announcement last year in March that we would still not be able to play klops two years down the line, I would have probably said “hou op poppentjies uit jou duim suig”.
But here we are still pushing innovative ways to help keep our culture alive.
The Artscape Theatre is now the home of Jive Culture Shock and in the first round, the teams will be going head to head with their productions, the task for Oddball being to put together a show.
I can reveal that one of the teams has come up with a clever take on where they believe the klopse culture will be in the future, and by doing so, they are actually keeping the culture alive and ticking.
It’s amazing to know that within our communities there is such creative talent and great writers that they could construct an actual production without studying at a university or even having professionals assisting them.
It’s all just raw talent and creative minds coming together.
I can say that the YMA Cultural Entertainers’ performance and clever take on the future of our culture is worth more than the ticket price.
It is also interesting how helpful the mentorship programme has been this year for Culture Shock because one can definitely see how these youngsters have upped their game.
So Tarik “Tolla de beh” Blignaut deserves much praise because you can see the confidence he has instilled in these youngsters.
He also did a fantastic job with the Jive Culture Shock band; they sound amazing.
It definitely makes a difference to the competition with one band of professionals playing for all the troupes, as opposed to each team having to find their own band.
This means that musically, already Blignaut has seen to it that the music is on par for all competitors which improves the entire show.
One can see how TDV has impacted the lead singers with his mentorship. They have all learnt how important lyrics are and how to get it across to the audience for all to enjoy.
So well done to the mentors, you have added value to our culture during this pandemic while it is only available on the internet.
The two teams competing in section one are YMA Cultural Entertainers and Aquarians.
The first round is simple: the two teams present their show and then they accumulate five points if they win and three points if they finish second.
These points are carried over to the finale where they compete against all the other teams with these points in the bag.
However, only the judges decide who the winners are in the preliminary rounds, supporters’ votes come later.
It is also important for supporters to buy tickets because come the finale, when there is perhaps a tie of votes, the ticket purchases will be the tiebreaker.
So don’t sit and wait for the result and then complain as jou team nie wen nie, support them by purchasing a ticket on Quicket.
With that said, it’s a lekker feeling to know that we will at least get to see some satin and sequins en rooi koefieyahtjies this season, even though it will not be on the stadiums.
It’s the sound of Cape Town being brought into our homes and daai deserve support.
You can follow the Jive Culture Shock Facebook page for more updates.
This Friday night you can also go out and support some of Cape Town’s top talent live at the Joseph Stone Auditorium, for the first time in over a year.
Tickets to Content Creators Festival 2021 can be bought via WhatsApp on 063 817 8781 and the line-up includes Loukmaan Adams, TDV, That Funny Boyband, Melody Five, Majestic Mey and Kingkhanget, TikTok sensations Shaakirah Jacobs, Andrea Fortuin and Fransiena Willemse.