‘Escape to Psytrance’ is an introduction to the outdoor psytrance festivals in Cape Town. The history of Apartheid, and the development of Cape Town into a world city has led to the need for escape. The outdoor psytrance festivals have created a safe space where one can feel safe and create a sense of community.
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Victoria van den Berg is a visual anthropologist based in Leiden, the Netherlands. After finishing the bachelor Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology in Leiden, she did the master Cultural Anthropology: Visual Ethnography at Leiden University. She specialised in music and digital communication, focusing on the influence of different music cultures on the global means of connection.