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October 20, 2009

From stadium to stage, the beat goes on in Cape Town

FIFA President Sepp Blatter, photo courtesy World Economic Forum

FIFA President Sepp Blatter loves South Africa’s energy and flair for music and dance, according to the 2010 World Cup marketing initiative Project 2010.

On one of his trips to this country, he said: “Life is rhythm, and rhythm is life.”

The World Cup rhythm is certainly picking up in Cape Town as fewer than 240 days remain before kick-off. 

For those who love music, dance and culture as much as soccer, here are some of the places to visit in Cape Town between matches – or any time:

  • Artscape hosts opera, ballet and theatre and classical music concerts. 1-10 DF Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town. Tel: +27 (0)21 421 7695
  • The Baxter has three different venues for the performing arts and aims to reflect all South African cultures. Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town. Tel: +27 (0)21 685 7880
  • The South African National Gallery holds South African and international paintings and sculptures. Government Avenue, Cape Town. Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4660
  • District Six Museum shows the fascinating history of South Africa. It pays homage to District Six, a settlement destroyed by the old apartheid government. 25a Buitenkant St, District Six, Cape Town. Tel: +27 (0)21 466 7200
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