All the authenticity of Africa on show

Authentic African Dance and Music Festival organiser Susan Chuot. Picture: Marcus Whisson d425765
Authentic African Dance and Music Festival organiser Susan Chuot. Picture: Marcus Whisson d425765

The 22-year old Girrawheen resident has organised an inaugural Authentic Africa United Dance and Music Festival to be held in November at the Edmund Rice Centre in Mirrabooka.

Ms Chuot said she established the festival after participating in the Self Expression and Leadership Program with Landmark Worldwide.

‘I wanted to do something for the African community in WA as a whole,’ she said.

‘I wanted to do an event that authentically brought all the different African communities in WA together in love, peace and unity doing something that we all love which is dancing and music.’

After leaving Kenya and coming to Australia with her family in 2005, Ms Chuot said she had seen African communities living isolated from each other in the same area.

‘This day will see the African community in WA come together as one through the art of dancing and music. It will also raise awareness about the different cultures and acts we have living here and create relationships and bonds with different communities.’