OVERJOYED: Strelitzia Youth Development was honoured with a luncheon at the Bo-Kaap Cultural Hub on Sunday, after winning the Cape Malay Choir competition. The group of 80 members took home the trophy, which has existed since 1948. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency/ANA
OVERJOYED: Strelitzia Youth Development was honoured with a luncheon at the Bo-Kaap Cultural Hub on Sunday, after winning the Cape Malay Choir competition. The group of 80 members took home the trophy, which has existed since 1948. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency/ANA
OVERJOYED: Strelitzia Youth Development was honoured with a luncheon at the Bo-Kaap Cultural Hub on Sunday, after winning the Cape Malay Choir competition. The group of 80 members took home the trophy, which has existed since 1948. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency/ANA
OVERJOYED: Strelitzia Youth Development was honoured with a luncheon at the Bo-Kaap Cultural Hub on Sunday, after winning the Cape Malay Choir competition. The group of 80 members took home the trophy, which has existed since 1948. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency/ANA
Cape Town - The spiritual home of Cape Malay music played host to a unique tribute to the winners of the Cape Malay Choir competition.

Winners Strelitzia Youth Development were hosted at a luncheon at the Bo-Kaap Cultural Hub, a re-imagined space of unity and celebration run by businessman Kader Miller.

Strelitzia proudly paraded their trophy - in existence since 1948.

OVERJOYED: Strelitzia Youth Development was honoured with a luncheon at the Bo-Kaap Cultural Hub on Sunday, after winning the Cape Malay Choir competition. The group of 80 members took home the trophy, which has existed since 1948. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency/ANA

“I invited everyone from Mitchells Plain and treated them to a lunch just to say thank you because a lot of effort went into winning the trophy, and we commend them for that,” Miller said.

The group of 80 members is part of a youth development programme.

The lunch took place at one of the oldest venues in the area.

“The reason why I decided to have it in that venue is because we want to uphold and preserve the heritage and culture of the Cape Malay.”

The structure the Bo-Kaap Cultural Hub was built in 1928.


Winners Strelitzia Youth Development were hosted at a luncheon at the Bo-Kaap Cultural Hub, a re-imagined space of unity and celebration run by businessman Kader Miller. The group of 80 members took home the trophy, which has existed since 1948. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency/ANA

Guests who attended the event were treated to guest speakers and a few live performances. “This is just a way to say thank you for keeping the heritage of the Cape Malay alive in their communities.”

More businesses needed to be involved in their communities and similar grassroots initiatives, Miller said. “This is all about our culture and how important it is to us and how we keep it alive within our community.”

OVERJOYED: Strelitzia Youth Development was honoured with a luncheon at the Bo-Kaap Cultural Hub on Sunday, after winning the Cape Malay Choir competition. The group of 80 members took home the trophy, which has existed since 1948. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency/ANA

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