Wassawumba is a performance group of experienced drummers and dancers who have all been to West Africa to learn from the masters. The group is led by Simon Lewis and Mitzi McRae, two of Australia’s most talented exponents of West African dance and percussion, and has existed for nearly 10 years.
Wassawumba presents a brilliantly choreographed show of traditional dance, drum and song complete with vibrant costumes and a big sound. Performances are generally between 20-40minutes and include crowd interaction (clapping rhythms, dance solos, songs/chants). Our musicians will often play at the end of the show for an all-in dance jam. Wassawumba ladies are experts in getting everyone up and dancing!
We are available for
- community and corporate events,
- private functions