West African Festival

This year, we’re coming together for a big all-in West African drum and dance festival!

5-10pm Sunday 18th December
49 Nicholson st, Brunswick East
$20, free for kids under 12


This event is family-friendly and will involve performances from Melbourne’s best West African artists, student drum & dance performances, face painting and drum workshops for the kids, dance workshops, African cuisine, hair braiding and African clothes/jewellery for sale.

Confirmed artists include:

Edward Eshun (Ghana)
Kofi Kunkpe (Ghana)
Kwame Tosuma (Ghana)
Ousmane Sonko (Senegal)
Nii Kpakpo Addo (Ghana)
Mohamed Camara (Guinea)
Mitzi McRae & Simon Lewis
Ekow Crentsill (Ghana)
Egya Anobil Sackey (Ghana)

Come and celebrate the end of 2016 with your beloved community!

Festival Program

5pm Kids drum & dance workshops with Shabba
5.30pm Kora performance – Simon Lewis & Roderick McLeod
5.45pm Nii Kpakpo Addo student performance/dance workshop
6.15pm Drum students Simon & Rod
6.30pm Kwame Tosuma student performance/dance workshop
6.50pm Sackey student performance/dance workshop
7.15pm Africa quiz & prizes
7.30pm Melbourne Djembe drum & dance students
8pm Mohamed Camara drum students
8.30pm Wassawumba & dundunba circle
9pm African All-star ensemble featuring Shabba, Kofi Kunkpe, Ousmane Sonko, Mohamed Camara, Ekow Crentsill, Nii Kpakpo Addo, Kwame Tosuma

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