African drumming Akwaaba Corymbia fest Kalamunda Australia

African drumming Akwaaba Corymbia festival Kalamunda Australia

African drumming Akwaaba Corymbia festival Kalamunda Australia 2018

more than 5000 people attended the Corymbia Multicultural Festival at Hartfield Park in Forrestfield. The Mayor of City of Kalamunda John Giardina said the free community festival will attract many families to enjoy amazing performances, live music and dance from many different cultures. It brings everyone together to recognise and celebrate our diverse backgrounds. We are very lucky to be able to experience and enjoy the stories, food, dance, music and rituals of countries from all around the globe right here in our City.

About Akwaaba African Drumming

Akwaaba (“uh-kwaa-buh”)…meaning “welcome” in the Akan language from Ghana, Akwaaba’s vision is to use traditional African drumming and music as a tool to promote harmony and cultural understanding within the West Australian community.​
Led by Paul Osei Kofi, Akwaaba has been entertaining a wide variety of audiences for over 20 years with energetic, powerful and interactive performances, drum circles and workshops. Our use of traditional African hand drums and other percussion instruments bring alive the rhythms of Africa.
We also strongly support and encourage the continuation of traditional African art and handicrafts and sell a wide range of hand made African products through our shop at the Wanneroo Markets.
Paul Osei Kofi, the master drummer with Akwaaba, runs drumming workshops for people interested in learning how to play the djembe, dundun, bell and shakers. You’ll be taught how to perfect the basic techniques of African hand drumming while learning a variety of exciting rhythms from all over West Africa. His classes cater for the novice right through to the skilled drummer who wants to add a little bit of spice to their drumming style. Instruments are supplied at every class.

African Drumming Akwaaba Corymbia Festival Kalamunda Australia

About Festival

Corymbia is a fantastic FREE community festival for everyone!
When: Saturday 10 March 2:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Hartfield Park, Morrison/Hale Road Forrestfield
Live entertainment, cultural dances, inflatable fun, amusement rides and fireworks…
We’ve got loads of FREE fun for you & the family this Saturday at Corymbia.
Join us in celebrating the 2018 Corymbia Multicultural Festival, on Saturday, March 10th.
Come along and enjoy a jam-packed program of entertainment, amusement rides, activities and workshops offering something for everyone.
African Drumming Akwaaba Corymbia Festival Kalamunda Australia

Corymbia Multicultural festival Program

Taste + See + Smell + Hear the world!!
All Day Main Stage Program packed with cultural performance, dance & song
Free Amusement Rides & Inflatable Fun for all ages
Multicultural Food Stalls
Children’s Cultural Arts & Crafts Activities
Cultural Flag Bunting & Dreamcatcher Workshops
Laser Tag and Gaming Vault
Face Painting
Cuddly Animal Farm
Market Stalls
Fireworks Finale!

I hope you enjoyed this year Corymbia Festival in Kalamunda 2018 Street a lot of entertainment, great performance, music, dancing, great food and fun. See you next year.

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