African community ready to jam at Jambo Africa Festival


Larissa Beros, Nicoedena Roussety, Yannick Benoit and Giulia Lake from Yanique Dance Fusion with Ayiik Ajak, Manoki Khot. Mosses Odartei and Nancy Doegolia.       
       Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d465241
Larissa Beros, Nicoedena Roussety, Yannick Benoit and Giulia Lake from Yanique Dance Fusion with Ayiik Ajak, Manoki Khot. Mosses Odartei and Nancy Doegolia.               Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d465241

PERTH’s diverse African community will be celebrated at Jambo Africa Festival with showcases of culture, dance, food and music at Stirling Civic Gardens.

Organiser Joe Tuazama, originally from Liberia, said he encouraged the Stirling and Perth community to attend.

“Jambo Africa Festival has so many things on offer this year; we have beautiful African food, performers from all over the continent, people from the Caribbean, from Seychelles and all over,” he said.

“It will be a very big hit with the African community in WA and the wider community.

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“I’ll be performing with the Liberian cultural group doing the traditional warrior dance on the day.”

Mauritian Australian Yannick Benoit will be performing a traditional dance from Mauritius called ‘Sega’ with his group Yanique Dance Fusion.

“Sega is the national dance of Mauritius which I have been dancing since I was little; it is energetic, colourful and vibrant and usually tells a story,” he said.

“Australians are starting to love the dance; people are booking us for shows, weddings and festivals.

“The festival will be great because it’s so good to see people passionate about their culture.”

DETAILS
WHEN: Saturday February 25, 1.00pm – 9.00pm
WHERE: Stirling Civic Gardens, Cedric Street
Visit www.facebook.com/events/1792694717645908/