This African Cultural Celebration will include:

  • African books, poetry reading, a photographic exhibition, African music, sculptures, fabric and jewelry displays
  • A new book by author, Kabu Okai-Davies, about African migration and memories, Evidence of Nostalgia and Other Stories, will also be launched at this event:
  • The program will conclude with a live cultural performance by the African-Australian Drum Orchestra. All Canberra-based African Jembe Drummers have been invited to join the Community Drum Orchestra in the celebration of African culture in Canberra.

Where: Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, 180 London Circuit, Level 2

When: Saturday, 24 October, 3pm

RSVP by Thursday, 22 October:

The program is hosted by CMCF, curated by Patrick Lockyer, UNSW Canberra and produced by Kabu Okai-Davies of the African-Australia Association.

The MC Chair of CMCF, Ms Diana Rahman. The guest speaker is former ACT Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Mr John Hargreaves and closing remarks will be made by Dewani Bukkum, CEO of Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services (MARSS).

This program is sponsored in part by CMCF, MARSS and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The photo exhibition is funded by University of New South Wales, Canberra as part of a program in support of the study of African History and Culture in Australia.

For more information contact: Alicia Doherty @ 0413 609 839 or Patrick Lockyer @ 0400879276

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