African Culture Fest
A family fun night of African drumming and singing to raise funds to ship aid and mosquito nets to West Africa. Drinks and snacks available. Tickets at the door.
An African Culture fest will take place next Saturday 14th May 7.30 at Trafalgar Hall in Contingent St to raise funds to purchase mosquito nets that are insecticide laced. These will be shipped in a crate to Senegal in West Africa where there is an epidemic of malaria.
The entertainment will be provided by Wulaba, with African drumming and singing led by Foday Camara, who is a born and bred musician from Senegal. Foday has many contacts in Senegal to ensure that the aid arrives safely and without much of the donation going in administrative costs. This is the second crate of aid to be sent, the last one went in 2007 after a benefit concert in Moe. Foday's partner
Mariama will show some pictures of this trip and describe the issues faced in Senegal, but the main emphasis of the night will be on celebrating African culture. Sit or dance but just enjoy the rhythic beat of the drums and the beautiful ballads.
Tickets can be purchased at the door and cost is $10 per person with children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult. The act is very colourful and entertaining, and drinks can be purchased there. Doors open at 7 so get a good spot!