A friend of mine introduced me to the Masoet family in January 2012 and I began shooting a feature documentary, The Fabulous Las Vegas about Maloe Masoet and his minstrel "klopse" troupe.
The traditional wedding song Rosa is sung at the Cape Malay Choir competitions.
The Lavender Hill Community Choir members that sing annually at this event belong to the klopse troupe The Fabulous Las Vegas, cousins, brothers, friends everyone kind of belongs to either or both groups. It's a family neighborhood thing. I shot the wedding video of Ghalieb and Aneeqha with the only caveat that they sing the traditional Rosa song at the reception.
I grew up in Cape Town and had never heard this 100-year-old song before, performed live with a fifty strong choir and band, it is something to behold.
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