The incredible African Music and Cultural Festival (AMCF) is coming back to Fed Square for its tenth year. See over 35 African countries and community organisations represented through music, food, fashion, film, dance, art and culture. This festival is completely free to attend. Check it out from Friday November 17 to Sunday November 19.
African Music and Cultural Festival
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the continent, from Botswana to Zimbabwe, at this springtime festival in the centre of Melbourne.
“To be back this year for our 10-year anniversary is next level!” said Fred Alale AM, AMCF Chair. “It’s so exciting and is a testament to the hard work of our team. The vibrancy of the African culture comes alive through the sounds, sights, rhythms and tastes that are on show at the festival.”
Feast on delicious street food from one of the many stalls, then catch a live performance or go shopping through the market. For the kids, there’s so much to do, including free African drumming classes, AFL activities, face painting, jumping castles, African board games, a balloonist and more.
Here’s what you can expect at the festival this year.
Friday November 17, 12pm to 10pm
Relax at the outdoor cinema and watch African Australian short films and spoken word performance. Feel swept away by the sounds of live jazz, and enjoy delicious street food for lunch and dinner. There will also be plenty of drinks to kick off the weekend.
Saturday November 18, 10am to 10pm
Find plenty of live entertainment over 12 hours, including cultural band performances, music and dance. Discover African wares to take home from the market stalls and take part in free drumming lessons. Keep your energy going with sizzling street food.
Sunday November 19, 10am to 8pm
Soak up plenty of live entertainment, then check out a panel discussion focussing on African Australian issues.
This unmissable event is free to attend, and perfect for all ages.