By Puleng Sidzumo
Located in one of Cape Town’s cultural hubs, SHOOK! took place at The Woodstock Brewery on Heritage Day this year. With the talented architecture student, Tumi Ntsebe, designing the space, a great crowd and a top class venue, a vibrant atmosphere was inevitably created.
Bubele Booi, a fourth year UCT Music and Technology student and one half of the production duo, Noble, decided for his final year performance to host an event that not only showcased his music ability and the intersection of music with other art disciplines, but an event that gave back to a children’s nursery that his family is rebuilding. The nursery is situated in the village his father grew up in, in the Eastern Cape.
Booi then enlisted some of his artist friends who contributed phenomenal art pieces and
performances for the evening. This included UCT third year Architecture students, Ibitishaam Toffar and Darren Coventry who showcased a collection of their paintings that are largely inspired by the conversations that they have with themselves and others about their interactions with the world. Lauren Herrmann, UCT third year Art student, also displayed her artwork at the event. She describes her work as “internal tensions expressed outwardly through abstract and subtle changes in body language”.
Other visual artists that made contributions to the evening included Abo Booi a UCT Film and Media student from the collective, Artistic Intent, who had a compilation of videos he shot on display that encapsulated the essence of a happy life.
The event featured a great line-up of brilliant budding musical acts with Beat Sampras as the opening act followed by the man of the hour, Bubele Booi. Booi performed with his production partner in Noble, David Balshaw and featured Ndumiso Manana on some of the vocals. Their performance had everyone on the dance floor. Closing off the night with an energetic music set was the DJ duo, Nodiggity.
A fantastic way to end off Heritage Sunday surrounded by beautiful artwork coupled with exceptional music and incredibly talented minds.