The sixth edition of the Taste of Culture Festival in Khayelitsha outside Cape Town has been well received by locals. The music and entertainment festival is aimed at celebrating the township’s authentic and rich diverse history by combining music food and art.

The lifestyle festival is said to be one of the highlights on the social calendar. Festival organiser, Siyasanga Ntsizi says it’s really an enjoyable event for all.

“We started the event because we felt that there’s need in the market, especially in the townships, where we would actually have a lifestyle festival where people dress up, where you can see a lot of brands. There’s a lot of activity and engagement especially with tasting and obviously brand activation. So people get to know more about the brands and actually get to know more about the cultures as well. The main aim was obviously have different cultures in one space where we can share information and share ideas as well.”

The festival kicked off with a slow start with many expected to come streaming later to watch hip-hop artist AKA perform, but for others it was an all-day affair.

“Such a good vibe here good people having fun…I am out here supporting black business it’s amazing…Great for social cohesion you have an eclectic mix of people here today and that’s why I am here and that’s why it’s fantastic. I love the vibe that exists here. It embodies what Cape Town is all about.”

The festival is an annual event and was launched three years ago.