A gigantic wine barrel marquee will be part of the Portuguese culture at this year’s Lusito Land Festival to be held at Cayman Road in Alewynspoort, Johannesburg South. The barrel marquee was custom-made for the event. The festival will take place from 26 April to 6 May 2018, with a two-day break on 2nd & 3rd May.
The wine-barrel will be the place to go to find out a little more about Portugal and its distinctive culture and way of life. Two ceramics producers will be amongst the exhibitors, one of which produces the traditional blue tiles that are used extensively throughout Portugal. An exhibition highlighting the Portuguese language will be hosted by the Camões Institute, which was established in 1992 to promote Portuguese language and culture around the world.
Master puppeteer, Jabu Simango, will also bring his unique and highly entertaining show, Puppetsela, to the Lusito Land Festival. What started as a part-time hobby featuring two marionettes is now a sought-after act with several marionettes.
Multi-instrumentalist and SAMA nominated artist, Garth Taylor will also take to the stage at the Lusito Land Festival. He is most renowned for being a chart-topping singer-songwriter and recording artist. He was personally handpicked by Sir Richard Branson to entertain at his son’s wedding in 2013.
And then there’s Rubber Duc, a fresh South African four-piece band made up of Nick Jordaan, Brendan Campbell, Sheldon Sham and Amiel Gopal. The DUC sound is fun and authentic, with cheerful, catchy melodies and clever lyrics that are sure to get audiences grooving.
Remember that 1981 mega-hit Man on the Moon? The band responsible for it, Ballyhoo, is a Lusito Land favourite and will be returning once again this year to show South Africans just how popular its music is.
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