Source: Museum Victoria
Experience vibrant West African cultures in Victoria.
Celebrate the diverse West African communities in Victoria with music, dance, film, fashion, family activities and food to stimulate your senses.
Discover the fascinating cultures of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and the Western Sahara in this fun family day.
Enjoy dance and music performances including drumming, percussion and reggae.
Take a look at traditional and contemporary Nigerian fashion or take part in a people’s parade that features fashion from many West African nations.
See how a djembe drum is made and join in fun family activities such as storytelling and mask making.
Taste traditional food, sweets and drinks from various West African countries.
West African Festival Program 2011 (pdf 190kb)
Presented as part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.
Watch this video with a transcript