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Africa Day 2022

Experience the vivacious and vibrant sounds, sights and tastes of Africa during this celebration.
By Sarah Templeton
May 25, 2022
By Sarah Templeton
May 25, 2022

Constantly humming with life, energy and colour, Africa is one of the liveliest places on earth. Thankfully you don't have to fork out on spendy flights to immerse yourself in the culture — just head along to Te Ara Tukutuku/Silo Park on Saturday, May 28.

Running from 11am-5pm, this one-day event is commemorating the founding of the first union of African countries back in 1963, and promises vibrant live music performances, markets, dance, art and tasty food truck offerings.

The tunes are set to be pumping all day, with a stacked music lineup including Rwandan-Kiwi rapper Raiza Biza and Zimbabwe-born TK Paradza. Other acts on the lineup include DJ Banty, PHAROAHSWAMi, Burundian Kiwi DJ ORIKoL, Warren Duncan and the Amapiano Band, Afrounitdance NZ, Afro-fusion singer-songwriter Chika Adeosun, DJ Magoo, Audrey and the Afro-Tronic Fusion dance studio.

Don't forget to keep yourself fed with the delicious goodies on sale, and if you're in need of a pick-me-up towards the end of the day, make sure you sample some traditional African coffee.

This free and family-friendly event is the first of what's set to be many cultural celebrations by African Youth Movement Aotearoa (AYMA), an organisation which nurtures and supports young African creatives in Aotearoa.

Raiza Biza

Top images: DJ-ORIKoL's drummers, market stall, Afro-Tronic dance crew 

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