***The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, known locally as "Kaapse Klopse' or 'Coon Carnival' is a longstanding tradition in Cape Town, South Africa, on January 2nd celebrating the only day the slaves were off work in the 1800s. Over ten thousand costumed musicians and dancers parade their way through Cape Town this afternoon signing and dancing. January 2, 2012...Photos: Charlie Shoemaker***

***The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, known locally as "Kaapse Klopse' or 'Coon Carnival' is a longstanding tradition in Cape Town, South Africa, on January 2nd celebrating the only day the slaves were off work in the 1800s. Over ten thousand costumed musicians and dancers parade their way through Cape Town this afternoon signing and dancing. January 2, 2012...Photos: Charlie Shoemaker***

The Kaapse Klopse carnival in Cape Town from 13 Amazing Reasons to visit South Africa by Jo Castro #travelpinspiration

The Kaapse Klopse carnival in Cape Town from 13 Amazing Reasons to visit South Africa by Jo Castro #travelpinspiration

Add a little culture and color by vising Cape Town this New Year's for the Cape Minstrel ("Coon") Festival!

Add a little culture and color by vising Cape Town this New Year's for the Cape Minstrel ("Coon") Festival!

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