On the 5 June 2021, Ocean View came together to celebrate Arts and Culture for the 5th year in the six sisters in Ocean View! This event has been running now for 5 years and has always been a great tribute to opportunities not missed! Run by the man himself, Naiam Van Rooi, his supporters always flock in numbers.
Because, we are in the depth of COVID-19, this was no ordinary ParkJam of music talents and arts! A stage was set up for the musical artists, a space was cordoned off for the Cape Town Dog Unit and dancers and most importantly the motivational speakers left the mark with encouraging words to the people of Ocean View!
COVID-19 rules and regulations were implied after every act to ensure safety of the people. Acts from Ocean View and neighboring communities kept Ocean View people on their toes!
This initiative was started in order for the youth of Ocean View to never give up on their dreams! Because the small town of Ocean View has an immense amount of talent, we encourage people to step out of the ordinary and dream!
Gakkie & Friends Parkjam Part 5 was a huge success thanks to Naiam Van Rooi also known as, DJ Gakkie, Alvin Castro, Paul Francke, Jasmine Mazwi and Warda Petersen!
“Wow, where do I even begin. I went with the intention of attending and supporting our community and local artists as I have never been to one of these big events before as this was now part 5.I ended up being one of the program coordinators and making sure that the DJs knows what artists is on the line up and going to find the artists that were up next etc. Which was unexpectedly one of the most eventful and heartwarming events I’ve had the privilege of being apart of the team. Two things that made me OV proud and proud of our race: Firstly, Our artist and the artists that came out from far to be apart of the event. Wow, it brought tears to my eyes seeing how music and performing arts brings so much joy, heartfelt and if I can say life to our youth. Wow. Secondly, our people. I was feeling a bit discouraged when there weren’t many people at the beginning just before we started but damn! You guys came out and you came out in numbers!!!Thank you DjGakkie Gakez, Alvin Castro and Jasmine Mazwi for giving me the opportunity of being a part of something so magical Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our talented and dedicated artists and our motivational speakers. And last but DEFINITELY not least, to all the artists that performed, WELL DONE, you were ALL stars! Much love to each and everyone of you! P.S, please tag the artists as I do not have all of them on my Facebook Love and Light, always Warda