African cuisine takes centre stage at Artscape


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Your taste buds can relish African cuisine on Africa Day, 25 May, as Artscape Theatre Centre celebrates the foundation of our African Union.

So, come and lunch for free and delight in popular African dishes while exploring the African ware on display and listening to choral entertainment, all taking place centre stage from 12:30 – 15:00.

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Dishes from Mozambican Galinha à Zambeziana (a succulent feast of chicken cooked with lime, pepper, garlic, coconut milk and piri piri sauce), to tantalising Akoho sy voanio (one of the most popular dishes in any Malagasy restaurant), to mouth-watering chicken muamba from Angola and Namibian Harslag (cuisine) will be showcased by various Consulates of African countries, including Angola, Madagascar, Namibia and Mozambique.

The celebrations will be hosted by Artscape Theatre Centre in association with the Western Cape Government in line with this year’s African Union (AU) declared theme “African Union Agenda 2063: an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena” in showcasing cultural diversity through cultural exchange.

The celebrations will coincide with the isiXhosa school set work book programme show “Buzani ku Bawo” (at 10h30 and 14h30).

Africa Day is annually celebrated on May 25 throughout the world to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now African Union) in 1963.

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