Cape Town, South Africa

As I drove down the street I could see people dancing and hear singing near the courthouse in Simon's Town- a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. I pulled over and ran toward the group with recording gear in hand. I was welcomed by the group and could feel the gaze of the armed police as they stood watch outside of the courthouse keeping a sharp eye on protestors. I later learned that they were singing to support the family of a young teen who was raped and killed by a local drug dealer, a crime overlooked by local law enforcement. A number of the protestors stand accused of beating the drug dealer to death for his unspeakable crime. The stark contrast of the warm songs and the armed officers

Colesberg, South Africa

After an epic twelve hour drive from Cathedral Peak in the Drakensberg Mountains through the Karoo we arrived in Colesberg, South Africa- a small town in the Northern Cape and the halfway point between Johannesburg and Cape Town. We awoke to some locals having a smoke. Listen as their voices reverberate in the small alleyways while the morning cargo trucks depart for Cape Town.

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