Cape Minstrel Carnival

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The origins of the Coon Carnival in the Cape

Also known as the Cape Coon Carnival or The Cape Coons (In Afrikaans: die Kaapse Klopse or simply Klopse).

Today the use of Coon has fallen away, though Klopse has remained.

Origins of the Coons or Klopse

Coons and Coon troupes

The performance styles

The Coon Festival as event