South African photographer takes us into one of Cape Town’s oldest traditions

The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival is an annual celebration of renewal in Cape Town, South Africa.

Dating back to the 19th century, the Kaapse Klopse, or Cape Carnival has its origins in the slave community of Cape Town, South Africa. Historically, slaves would flock to the city on 2 January, or Tweede Nuwejaar (second New Year), the day their masters allowed them to celebrate the new year. Now, while slavery is a thing of the past, the annual tradition lives on. Cape Town photographer Dylan Jaggers took us into the 2017 celebrations as a marginalised community reclaims their history.

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