Bantu African Fest.

Welcome to the 3rd leg of the Bantu Experience!!

Bands, Brews & Bites….

A hip swaying, a foot-tapping avalanche of solid live music on the 8th of October featuring The Afrobiotics, Asanti Beats, and David Smile dance.

Join us for more live music from, delicious food, drinks, market stalls, + entertainment. This is a cultural immersion showcasing foods from West Africa, South Africa, Jamaica, Ethiopia, and more.

Bringing Geelong, a wide range of Africa’s finest tastes, style, home wares, exceptional talent, and more!

Shop exclusive offers, deals, and experience entertainment for the whole family.

We can't wait to share a bit of Africa with you!!

Free Parking

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Event Information


 The Afrobiotics (6-piece Band)

The Afrobiotics play Afrobeat but not as you’ve heard before. Listeners will recognize the familiar undulating interwoven rhythms and fiery energy, but also discover a more intimate and collaborative sound incorporating Sabar rhythms from Senegal.

Founded as a side-project from the much-larger Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, The Afrobiotics began as a way of writing new material and getting inside the sounds of Afrobeat, but it didn’t take long for the six musicians to discover they had found something unique and special - a sheer love of playing together in a much more intimate setting, creating a more well-rounded dialog and the interplay between each other. Where the Public Opinion delivers a dynamic and captivating show, The Afrobiotics is less sensory and more spiritual.

Out of this fertile foundation, Senegalese multi-instrumentalist Lamine Sonko began introducing the Sabar to the group, resulting in music reminiscent of Afrobeat but with more melodic twists and turns.

 Asanti Beats ( 5 piece Band)

Music, drumming, dancing, and yoga's phenomenal acrobatic show!
Asanti Beats is a new band led by renowned dancer and musician Appiah Annan, the band takes you on a musical journey of funk, jazz, and percussion, inspired by ancient rituals and honoring ancestral values. Weaving traditional and contemporary music, blending melodic sounds of the kora with the raw, rhythmic beat of the drums, the band uses the music to tell stories of everyday life, love, wisdom, and peace, reminding us of the importance of connection and celebrating who we are as a rich and diverse Australian community.

Yoga delivers an unforgettable high energy phenomenal acrobatic show

David Smile (Salsa in Geelong)

Renowned dance instructor, David Smile brings the best of different Afro-Latin dance styles from Cuban salsa, reggaeton, and kizomba.

Soul dancers

Soul dancers are a newly formed Geelong-based Afrobeats dance group whose high-energy performance will be sure to create a memorable experience for everyone.

Tickets Link :

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bantu-fest-tickets-391667426817

 


When

08 October 2022, 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Where

  • Barwon Valley Activity Centre Wadawurrung Country, 1 Barwon Heads Road Geelong, VIC, Australia 3216

Cost

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Child: $10.00

Facilities

  • Children's activities Asanti Beats will deliver an unforgettable high energy phenomenal acrobatic show and drumming workshop. ^ Animal petting zoo ^Face painting
  • Parking available Free Parking
  • Seating/viewing areas Indoor seating area in front of stage
  • Toilets available Indoor toilets available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Contact

Ngoni Kwashi

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0455 173 178

Associated organisation: Bantu Collective Inc



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Not all events listed are sponsored by the City of Greater Geelong.





Page last updated: Friday, 29 July 2022

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