High Energy Drum & Dance Troupe

Wassawumba is a performance group of experienced drummers and dancers. The group is led by Simon Lewis and Mitzi McRae, two of Australia’s most talented exponents of West African dance and percussion.

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,
  • festivals
  • private functions


Simon Lewis
Ronald Morales
Jordan Oliver
Sarah Fraser
Azain Raban


Mitzi McRae
Evelyn Tadros
Katia Buriani
Marnie Buckwell
Meagan Otu
Athena Donohue
Julia Chikilya-Eaton
Deanna Nikodijevic

Drummers and dancers posing for a photo at Beechworth festival