Hon Dr Tony Buti BPE DipEd MIR LLB DPhil MLA

Hon Dr Tony Buti BPE DipEd MIR LLB DPhil MLA

Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    WA’s biggest African community festival to kick off two-day celebration

    1/04/2021 12:00 PM
    • Largest African community festival in WA returns for 2021
    • Festival supported by State Government with $48,000 grant
    • Experience vibrant celebration of African food, fashion, music and dance

    Western Australia's biggest celebration of African cultures will kick off this weekend with the two-day Jambo Africa festival. Dance to rhythmic sounds of African drumming while exploring the traditions, customs and cuisines of more than 50 different cultures. 


    The Jambo Africa festival returns to Stirling Civic Gardens on April 3 and 4, 2021 for a spectacular weekend of African music, dance, food and fun.


    This vibrant family festival has become one of Western Australia's most popular events and brings the diverse traditions of Africa together. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the many African communities in Western Australia.


    Hosted by the Organisation of African Communities, this year's festival includes dance lessons, drumming, and a marketplace showcasing African Australian businesses and entrepreneurs.


    The Jambo Africa Festival 2021 is supported by the State Government with $48,000 through the Office of Multicultural Interests, Lotterywest and Healthway.


    More information about the festival is available at http://www.omi.wa.gov.au 


    Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Tony Buti:


    "Jambo means 'hello' in Swahili and we're definitely happy to be saying 'hello' again to this spectacular festival.


    "This year, for the first time, Jambo Africa will be a two-day event. The popularity of this annual festival reflects the vibrancy, energy and enterprise of Western Australia's many African communities.


    "I encourage everyone to head to Stirling Gardens with their families this weekend and learn more about the many different African cultures that are an important part of Western Australia."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400