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AfrikaBurn, a smaller and more intimate version of Burning Man in Nevada, drew some 9,000 people into the desert of South Africa’s Northern Cape earlier this month. Although the event does involve the requisite number of naked hippies dancing and getting high, it’s about much more than that. To the organizers and devoted attendees, the annual festival is also about art, self-expression and changing the world.

Vocativ sent correspondent Matthew Goldman to check out AfrikaBurn. Let’s just say he had an immersive experience.

AfrikaBurn, a smaller and more intimate version of Burning Man in Nevada, drew some 9,000 people into the desert of South Africa’s Northern Cape earlier this month. Although the event does involve the requisite number of naked hippies dancing and getting high, it’s about much more than that. To the organizers and devoted attendees, the annual festival is also about art, self-expression and changing the world.

Vocativ sent correspondent Matthew Goldman to check out AfrikaBurn. Let’s just say he had an immersive experience.

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