Cape Town – South Africa’s first-time participation in the Shanghai Tourism Festival proved a rousing success as performers got crowds on their feet, singing and dancing.
The Mzansi One Tree Development Project, the Indoni Dance Arts and Leadership Academy and singer Vicky Sampson were among the performers at the festival, which came to an end on Wednesday, after six days.
The Shanghai Tourism Festival is a large-scale event, with many art ensembles from all over the world having been invited. The festival is part of the Belt and Road Africa Council’s arts and cultural development programme.
During past Shanghai Tourism Festivals, around 9 million citizens and domestic and oversea tourists have participated.
Transport, meals, accommodation and a portion of their international flights were sponsored by the Belt and Road Africa Council and its council member, Nimagystix Travel and Consultant, as well as the Shanghai Tourism Festival.