Carnival d'Afrique

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Carnival d'Afrique is an anonymous performance piece, described as a "world renowned Negro Extravaganza" in Bosman (1980: p. 261), performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by the dramatic company of the 9th Regiment on 19 October 1867, along with The Syren of Paris (Brough and Halliday).

It was most likely one of the many Christy-style minstrel pieces popular among theatrical companies in the mid 19th century.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.261

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