Out and about Vox pops: What do you think of the Festival vibe at #NAF17? July 6, 2017 0 453 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cue reporters Sinethemba Witi and Sakhile Dube hit the streets to find out what you think of the Festival vibe this year. 1 of 10 Name: Kivithra Naicker Profession: Student "It is so quiet compared to the previous festival, however, this year I have experienced exceptional work from women performers and theatre makers that has been inspiring." Name: Matthew Couch Profession: Student "It is my first time to be at the festival and I am loving the vibe, it transforms Grahamstown and puts it in a new light." Name: Mo Ntsikeng Profession: Student "The festival was slow at the beginning but now its picking up which is pretty cool." Name: Anesu Chitemba Profession: Student "It’s now buzzing with lots of people compared to the first days." Name: Siphokazi Ndayi Profession: Student "So far the Festival is cool, I am enjoying the shows. " Name: Nina Brink Profession: Singer "This is the second time, it’s really good – the vibe is better than last year." Name: Tailyn Ramsany Profession: Performer "Really cool, but less populated than last year. The theatre is really beautiful. There is really great sense of disruption and socio-political status that the country faces. The national Arts Festival is giving the platform to the Black people that have been silenced over the years." Name: Riley Wiggill Profession: Dancer "This is my fifth time here, the shows are nice but it’s emptier than the previous years." Name: Kayleigh Forbes Profession: Dancer "This is my first time here and it’s great, I like the atmosphere!" Name: CJ Benson Profession: Stand-up Comedian "It’s interesting, exciting and I like the atmosphere but there are less people compared to last year. The level of performances are great."