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What music did I listen to this week?:

Most of the popular music in Cape Town is really similar to the music in America. However, once in a while, there will be groups of people performing traditional African music in the streets. For instance, the performance I saw this week was sung in the Zulu language, accompanied by several types of drums. 

What activity was the most fun this week?:

On the first Thursday of every month, the city celebrates the aptly named "First Thursday". First Thursday is a city-wide celebration of art, music, culture, and togetherness. I went downtown the the street market in the early afternoon to look at the art and jewelry for sale. As it got later, the music started and I danced the night away! 

What did I read this week?:

I had assigned reading for my class about southern African history. This week, we covered the conflict between the Hutu and the Tutsi people of Rwanda. 

What games or sports did I play this week?:

A group of my friends started a game of pick-up soccer on the rooftop of our apartment building! I joined in for a bit of fun while taking a break from homework. Here, people usually call it "football" instead of "soccer."

Other news from this week:

The E-Grand Prix World Championship was a huge event in town this weekend! Electric cars raced around the city!