Afrikaburn 2019

april, 2019

29apr(apr 29)1:00 am05may(may 5)1:00 amAfrikaburn 2019Continent:AfricaCountry:South Africa

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Event Details

AfrikaBurn​ ​is​ ​an​ ​annual​ ​event​ ​that​ ​takes​ ​place​ ​in​ ​April​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Tankwa​ ​Karoo​ ​National​ ​Park​ ​in South​ ​Africa.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Burning​ ​Man​ ​regional​ ​event​ ​that​ ​is​ ​open​ ​to​ ​all.​ ​Take​ ​part​ ​in​ ​a​ ​culturally diverse​ ​experience​ ​that​ ​highlights​ ​unboundaried​ ​art​ ​creation​ ​through​ ​the​ ​celebration​ ​of​ ​life,​ ​love and​ ​unity.​ ​The​ ​event​ ​has​ ​taken​ ​place​ ​since​ ​2007​ ​and​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​grow​ ​with​ ​the​ ​latest​ ​festival reaching​ ​a​ ​crowd​ ​of​ ​13,000.

Each​ ​year,​ ​the​ ​AfrikaBurn​ ​adopts​ ​a​ ​new​ ​theme​ ​which​ ​embodies​ ​the​ ​inspiration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​event’s artwork.​ ​However,​ ​the​ ​theme​ ​is​ ​not​ ​enforced​ ​and​ ​the​ ​rules​ ​of​ ​the​ ​event​ ​are​ ​quite​ ​simple.

No​ ​money​ ​is​ ​allowed.

Event​ ​organizers​ ​encourage​ ​participants​ ​to​ ​celebrate​ ​with​ ​transparency.​ ​The​ ​AfrikaBurn​ ​does not​ ​have​ ​any​ ​vendors,​ ​branding,​ ​sponsors​ ​or​ ​anything​ ​for​ ​purchase.​ ​It​ ​centers​ ​around​ ​the​ ​gift​ ​of giving​ ​which​ ​is​ ​made​ ​possible​ ​through​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​array​ ​of​ ​artwork.​ ​Attendees​ ​are​ ​known​ ​to​ ​dress​ ​in elaborate​ ​costumes​ ​as​ ​they​ ​enjoy​ ​music​ ​and​ ​performances​ ​inside​ ​a​ ​temporary​ ​city​ ​of​ ​art.

Another​ ​cornerstone​ ​to​ ​this​ ​distinct​ ​event​ ​is​ ​the​ ​burning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Clan​ ​sculpture.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​physical representation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​AfrikaBurn​ ​and​ ​is​ ​made​ ​up​ ​of​ ​one​ ​torso,​ ​several​ ​heads​ ​and​ ​many legs.​ ​The​ ​design​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​a​ ​visual​ ​indication​ ​of​ ​unity​ ​for​ ​the​ ​festival’s​ ​members.​ ​​ ​Furthermore, the​ ​event’s​ ​members​ ​are​ ​urged​ ​to​ ​read​ ​and​ ​follow​ ​the​ 1​​1​ ​principles​ ​​during​ ​their​ ​time​ ​at AfrikaBurn.​ ​They​ ​include​ ​philosophical​ ​guidelines​ ​that​ ​share​ ​the​ ​wealth​ ​of​ ​self-expression, self-reliance​ ​and​ ​knowledge​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​community.

Afrikaburn 2019 Theme

Ephemerality (from Greek – ephemeros) is the concept of things being transitory, existing only briefly.

Rising like a dusty mirage out of the Karoo heat, there’s a city that many call home. A manifestation of our collective imagination, the culmination of our collective efforts. It comes and goes, and ebbs and flows. It’s transient, temporary and transitory. It’s neither here, nor there. It is real in its unrealness.

It’s a collection of differences where we discover the secrets of ourselves that have been kept hidden. Where we uncover hidden strengths and talents, and where we expose our weaknesses and our shortcomings. An experiment with echoes of the past and explosions of the future.

Time

April 29 (Monday) 1:00 am - May 5 (Sunday) 1:00 am

Location

Tankwa Karoo

Tankwa Karoo National Park Calvinia

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