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Down to Earth – Earthcote Heritage Colours

2 Jul

HERITAGE COLOURS: Dollar Brand, Fugard’s Tearoom, Gandhi’s Tea, Mama Africa and The Baxter

Dollar Brand

Dollar Brand

Remember tunes like Manenbergm, anthem of a liberation struggle?
Abdullah Ibrahim made it kwaai. A deep red kind of kwaai.

Fugard's Tearoom

Fugard’s Tearoom

Remember bulls eyes and scones and crème soda floats? Yes you do. It’s all coming back. Master Harold and the Boys were there.

Gandhi's Tea

Gandhi’s Tea

No milk, thank you. No sugar. He is not an English lady. And he thinks Western Civilization is an excellent idea. He lived in Durbs once, you know. He did South Africa proud.

Mama Afrika

Mama Afrika

Miriam Makeba’s voice was like creamed honey.
Okay alright then, it was like double chocolate malt.

There was only one Mama Afrika.

The Baxter

The Baxter

Orange you glad it’s this big and cheeky? Don’t you just love how the Sixties came and slapped the Fifties in the face? Dancers and thespians, The Baxter is Cape Town’s tribute to you.