Afro fiesta

Well-known in Cape Town for their evening performances at the Crypt, the Congolese band, Afro Fiesta, performs at the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West, on Sunday December 18, at 5.30pm.

Mermans Mosengo and Jason Tamba their native country of the Congo more than 15 years ago in search of a better life. They met for the first time in South Africa, where they formed the band, Afro Fiesta. Their music mixes different influences such as Roots Reggae, Makossa, and Congolese rumba. Pack a picnic, arrive early and enjoy the sunset. Tickets can be bought at the gate or at Computicket. The tickets cost R60, and R30 for children between five and 18. The gates open at 3.30pm. All proceeds go towards environmental projects in the nature reserve. For information cal 021 851 4060 or visit