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Muriel Argent

in Cape Town

The grandaddy of swing dances has taken root in Cape Town

PRESENTED ON JUL 04, 2017
IN CAPE TOWN @ VOL 44

Lindy hop, granddaddy of swing dances has taken root in Cape Town with all the joy, energy, and community that made it. Originating as a cultural movement almost a century ago this exhilarating dance is once again an international phenomenon. Muriel Argent takes us on a dance journey through the ages.

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Falling in Love with Tequila

BY SARAH KENNAN
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 07, 2016

"Now this Plant is called the agave, this plant is what Tequila is made of and this plant changed my life."

In "Falling in Love with Tequila" from PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol. 37, Sarah Kennan shares a journey of one girl's passion for Tequila that has led her on adventures through Mexico to learn from the Tequila masters, inspiring her to start her own Tequila company in South Africa.

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Mapping Cape Town’s Minibus Taxi Network

BY JOANNE CHEVALIER
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

In collaboration with WhereIsMyTransport, Joanne created a schematic map of Cape Town's informal transport network. The result is a cross between a first-world underground map and something more chaotic. Joanne will talk about the process followed in arriving at unique transport network 

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South American Food

BY JUAN ANDES VAIS
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

Juan Andres is an Argentinian who has lived in South Africa for 13 years. With a passion for food and cooking Argentinian ASADO style, his business is a direct expression of himself - and he wants to tell the world about it.

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PechaKucha Cape Town

BY ANDREW COLE
@ VOL 145 ON MAR 24, 2017

"Cape Town is a place that attracts and gives birth to interesting people..."

A resident of Cape Town for the past 10 years, Andrew Cole reveals what makes Africa's southern most city an exceptional place to work, live & visit. Consistently voted as one of the world's top travel destinations, the Mother City is also a "cauldron of creativity".

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 4th, 2017. 

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Swing dancing around London!

BY SCOTT CUPIT
@ VOL 13 ON APR 27, 2017

In 'Swing Dancing around London', swing dance instructor Scott Cupit takes us on his journey of how he has ended up meeting the Queen (wow!).

Scott’s love for swing dancing is contagious— evident in the fact his classes grew from 23 people on the first night to over 200 people after eight weeks.

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Why the F*** not?

BY NERMIN NUMIC
@ VOL 43 ON MAY 09, 2017

Numa Numic, from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a war child refugee with a positive attitude about life. Sharing where his life has taken him, making dreams come and embracing chances life offers. Why the f*** not! His decisions took him from a war country through Europe eventually to South Africa

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The Mind, Behavior and Plant Based Eating

BY NOELEEN BRIDLE
@ VOL 43 ON MAY 09, 2017

Noeleen Bridle believes plant based eating is the key to improving our health, happiness and overall appearance. Most importantly it is the link between food and behaviour that she would like to share with you. How can working with your thoughts and mind be the biggest tool in your life?

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The Magic of Matjiesfontein

BY DEAN ALLEN
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Dean Allen first fell in love with Matjiesfontein in the late 1990s. Since then he has got to know the special people of this small Karoo town and has written a PhD and a book about its incredible history. His talk will explore this unique place and his relationship with it

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Swing on In

BY CHRISTINE ST. MARTIN
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 14, 2017

Swing dancing is an excellent source of entertainment, exercise, and big smiles.  If you've never seen it live you're probably missing out on an excessive use of jazz hands.  Christine St. Martin explains.