The Curtain Comes Down On The Book Cafe And Mannenberg Tonight

The Book Cafe and Mannenberg host the final New Year’s Eve Party at their current premises.

The legendary Chiwoniso Maraire and Ba Shupi  team up at the Book Cafe while the Mannenberg plays host to Transit Crew alongside one of Pamberi Trust’s success stories, the mbira-punk band Chikwata.263.

For the many who have been associated with the venues over the last 20 years it will be a truly emotional day. It is a moment to thank everyone who has made the venues what they are do; artists past and present, managers, administrators, waiters, security, volunteers, patrons. Without them, this cultural journey would not have taken place.

To everyone involved, thank you for the memories.

So the onus is on the acts tonight to create that lasting memory. It is up to them give the venues the perfect send-off.

We will be there.