Here are some magnificent pictures of the biggest party under the African sun.
For the lot of you who don’t know, AfrikaBurn is Burning Man’s largest regional event and is held in Tankwa, South Africa during the end of April to early May (bang in the middle of the country’s beautiful winter). Pictures from this year’s edition revealed some fairly interesting and impressive art and various forms of creative expression much like what we see at Black Rock City.
Similar to its mother festival, AfrikaBurn adheres to the ten principles of Burning Man like – Leave no Trace, Philosophy, self-expression, self-reliance, and communal effort. The event has been running from 2007 and aims to be “radically inclusive and accessible to anyone”.
Simply put, the festival is participant oriented that experiments with community building, creativity and self reliance among the citizens of Tankwa Town in Karoo once a year.
“Nothing is for sale but ice at the event. Nothing. There are no vendors, no advertising or branding. It just doesn’t fit in. It’s not even a barter economy – it’s a de-commodified zone with a gift economy that’s about giving without expecting anything in return.”
4. San Clan. It is designed to look like a San rock art glyph of a group of people. The intention is to convey the idea of unity and community at the event.
12. A gorgeous sky and some nuclear warheads.
15. ‘Here I give you a poem.’
16. A fortuitous yet friendly visit from pacman!
Pictures Courtesy : Buzzfeed & AfrikaBurn