Sydney to celebrate Africultures Festival 2016 in grand style

The annual africultures festival will be taking place Saturday 12 March 2016 at Wyatt Park, Church Street, Lidcombe in Sydney.

Since its inception the festival has continued to grow in strength portraying the rich and diverse African cultures residing in Sydney. Last year there were 38 countries represented out of the 54 recognised sovereign African nations and this year may see more participants.

Salt Magazine was at last year’s event and were amazed at the big colourful display of African culture and the sweet smelling aromas of African cuisine. It was a day of fun and festive spirit as African performers took to the stage entertaining the audience throughout the day.

According to the event organisers this one day Festival aims to bring people together from different African communities living in Sydney to share their cultures, traditions, music, dance, food and fashion, with the broader Australian community to harness the spirit of multiculturalism.

The Director of Africultures Festival for 8 years now, Fatma Mohamed, believes that this one day Festival managed completely by volunteers will bring many positive life changing stories to be shared. She sums it up nicely by saying;

“This is a really soulful and community based festival. We don’t care about the colour of your skin, everyone is welcome here…and a trip to Western Sydney is a lot closer than a trip to Africa”.

A new addition to the Africultures Festival this year is the Africultures Story Hour – a story telling event that features the writing of African Australians. It will take place from 11.30am – 12.30pm in the YouthZone (inside Auburn Youth Centre) during the festival.

More information about the Festival can be found on their website.

Salt Magazine will be there on the day, come by and say hi!

PHOTO: Johana Mbeera


SALT Magazine is an African-Australian Community News Magazine, created to provide print and online news and information on a broad range of issues of interest to the African community in Australia as well as to the wider general public. Our main aim is to act as a platform for the voice of the new and emerging African Australian communities, providing an African perspective to Australian topics. We wish to highlight African refugee success stories and encourage community development by exploring the challenges faced by new arrivals.

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