In 2007 the Carnival took place on Saturday 1st December and the theme was 'eMzantsipation: Free yourself!' – commemorating both the emancipation of slavery at the Cape on 1st December 1834, and celebrating our right to freedom from crime across all our communities in 2007. This year more than any other demonstrated the heroic efforts of a large team of volunteers who worked tirelessly to mobilise their different areas.
More than 1500 people joined the parade, with 10 floats representing different communities of the valley. There was the superpink "Scarborough Rocks!" float, Ocean View's ghost slave ship, Kommetjie's "Come on Board!" boat float, Masiphumelele's sport-themed "iKamvalethu", the Noordhoek Farm Village green "Go Bokke" float, plus the Noordhoek Purple People float. Sun Valley and Sunnydale drove the "Sunshine" yellow float, the False Bay attempted to "Free the Sea!" with a giant whale, there was tutti-frutti madness from Capri, and the combined Simon's Town, Glencairn and Red Hill contingent surpassed themselves with the huge "Blue Wave" of flags (also starring Just Nuisance).
In 2007, a visiting Japanese musician created a very special act with the Buyambo Marimba Band. Expert Sanshin player Tokuko Uneme, known as Toko to her friends, got an amazing array of sound from just three strings, and at her first rehearsal with Buyambo was singing along to their rhythms as if they had been playing together for years – much to the delight of the crowd that gathered in the street in Masiphumelele to enjoy the impromptu concert.
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