Events & Workshops

African Music and Cultural Festival

Date: Saturday 10 December 2016

Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Venue: Federation Square

Address: Flinders Street, Melbourne

AMES Australia sponsors the African Music and Cultural Festival (AMCF), a free event open to all Victorians and visitors to experience vibrant music, arts and cultural performances of African heritage to promote cross-cultural awareness as well foster intercultural relationships, community contributions, mutual respect, understanding and community unity in Victoria.

AMCF brings African Australians together with the wider Australian community to celebrate cultural heritage and diversity. This family friendly event is attended by African Australians and their community leaders from over 40 African countries, the wider Australian community as well as representatives from the three tiers of government, non-governmental organisations and community leaders.

The objective of the African Music and Cultural Festival is to contribute to community cohesiveness and breakdown barriers to social and cultural understanding of the relatively new and emerging African Australian community by the wider Australian community, as well as to create opportunities for this emerging community to better connect and engage with each other and the wider community. Expected attendance at event – 30,000 people.