Jambo Africa Festival on at Stirling Civic Gardens this weekend


The Acholi Dance Group with Yanique Dance Fusion and others for the Jambo Africa. Picture: Andrew Ritchie   d478600
The Acholi Dance Group with Yanique Dance Fusion and others for the Jambo Africa. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d478600

STIRLING Civic Gardens is set to come alive with music, dancing, entertainment and food for the Jambo Africa Festival this weekend.

The annual event is WA’s largest African festival and will showcase and celebrate the distinctive cultural traditions of African Australians.

Taste street food from the Caribbean, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Uganda, or browse markets selling clothing, fabrics, home wares and accessories.

There will also be a fashion parade, children’s entertainment area, storytelling sessions, craft activities and performances by people representing countries including Cameroon, Mauritius, Senegal, Gambia and South Africa.

More than 3000 people attended last year’s event and Organisation of African Communities president Joe Tuazama hoped this year would be bigger and better, with 31 community groups and organisations taking part.

The festival is on February 3 from 4pm to 9pm.

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