Today's Big Stories

South Africans put the art of busking on the map

Street intersections, bus terminals, parking lots, train platforms, cafe corners or busy shopping centres - no matter where in the world you go, there will always be buskers sharing their craft.

Now, one of Cape Town's most iconic destinations, the V&A Waterfront will host the first ever buskers festival in South Africa.

The festival will take place between 6 - 9 October and feature international acts, local street performers and some artists from the 2016 National Arts Festival.

At least 30 acts will perform at venues across the V&A Waterfront, free of charge, in an effort to help recognise and highlight busking as an art form.

At the same time, Capetonian filmmaker Dayne Malan is working on a documentary, titled The Great Busk.

The documentary hopes to capture the voices and stories of musical buskers from across the world as they come together to create a song (though never having met).

Malan wants to profile 10 buskers from London, Berlin, Mumbai, Beijing, Rio De Janeiro, New Orleans, New York, Marrakesh, Cape Town and Istanbul.

I want to capture people from different cultures and races with different instruments. I want to tell their great stories.

Dayne Malan, filmakers

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Support The Great Busk documentary on Kickstarter.

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