Marcus Garvey once said “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” This meaning in order for a plant to bloom the roots have to be intact, planted down to the root and constantly watered in order to keep blooming. It is so with man, in order to know where you going it’s important to know where you coming from, your origin, history and most importantly culture.
The Durban Green Corridor will be hosting an annual cultural event at Isithumba site located at the Majestic Valley of a Thousand Hills. Aside from entertainment the event aims to promote the importance of culture within the community seeing as we are currently celebrating Africa month and also cultural tourism within the area. The event will mostly focus on different entertainment aspect of the Zulu tradition; audiences will be blessed with performances of Ingoma and Shiyameni, Iscathamiya as well as Maskandi performances. The event is open to both female and male artists as well as children who are strongly encouraged to enter. Participants not residing in the valley are also encouraged to enter the competition as we are looking for as this event aims to bring unity within through fun, entertainment and competition.
The event is set to be held on 18th June 2016, will be starting at 10h00 in the morning and finish in the late afternoon. African time is to be the order of the day when it comes to finishing. Additional Durban Green Corridor tourism activities will be provided throughout the day for participants as well as guest such as Cultural Tours, Hiking Tour and Mountain Biking experience. The day will be eventful, fun and most importantly about culture, heritage and unity; Pablo Coelho said “Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbor is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions” with this event taking place annually I sure do believe in the end unity will be achieved.