I, Andrew Hewett, can remember being taken to see the Cape Town Minstrels as a child and how much fun this colourful parade was and still is. A few years back my friend Mark Fourie took me with to go photograph the Minstrels in Athlone and before we knew it we were in the Stadium taking pics of their Competitions. We have been doing this for some time now, as well as having the privilege and honour of having access to shoot in the streets during the annual internationally renowned Tweede Nuwe Jaar Parade.
Mark and I have a facebook site called Minstrel Magic which has been set up purely for the Minstrels. We have embarked on creating these Artistic Images with the intention to bring both awareness to the beauty and joy we see with the Minstrels and to help fund us that we many continue this work.
Mark and I are extremely grateful for the support we have received from both the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association and all the Magic Minstrels.
We hope these images give you Joy!