West African Festival

Past Event: 6 March 2011

Source: Museum Victoria
Ben Healley

Experience vibrant West African cultures in Victoria.

A celebration of the diverse West African communities in Victoria with music, dance, film, fashion, family activities and food, this festival explored 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.

The day included dance and music performances including drumming, percussion and reggae, traditional and contemporary Nigerian fashion and a people’s parade of fashion from West African nations.

West African Festival Program 2011 (pdf 190kb)

Presented as part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.


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