In South Africa, there is a strict divide between the urban and township communities. While it’s true that the black middle class is slowly growing, there is still quite a ways to go. However, that doesn’t stop us from having fun. One thing is for sure: people from the kasi know how to throw a party! Wherever we are, we bring the party with us. Whether we throw a friend’s birthday party of a large event, we are successful at what we do. But what is the difference between urban events and kasi events?
Many people from the townships go into the urban centers in cities like Durban and help throw huge events for the whole city. They work with others in the urban community to throw large-scale events like Durban July, Fact Durban Rocks, and other concerts at Moses Mabhida Stadium. These events attract famous artists like Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Nasty C, and Kwesta. They also cost an arm and a leg to host. Just think about how much planning goes into events like these: a venue must be hired, security provided, and quality artists hired, as well. But how can we bring events like these to the kasi?
what is the difference between urban events and kasi events?
Don’t get us wrong- there have been several successful events in townships around South Africa. However, they’re far and few between. It’s time that we stop solely supporting large-scale events in urban areas and start planning some of our own! Our communities have given birth to amazing minds that help plan these events in the city centers, so why not plan them in their own backyards? It’s important that our communities can have quality events brought to them instead of the other way around.
When we all work together, there are ways to market these kasi events, while also soliciting for high quality artists and ensuring a safe and fun event.
Do you want more events like concerts and music festivals to come to your kasi?