Van Riebeeck planted vegetables, there were cattle as well as wine - a great improvement on the diet of the sailors who had pickled pork, pickled pork and pickled pork as food on board. Music accompanied explorations and in schools psalm singing was part of the curriculum. There was a big difference between the music that was practiced in Cape Town and the music in the countryside. Willem Sluiter's songs were especially intended for the countryside.
The unique, informative talk was illustrated by appropriate sound clips and photos.