Jambo Africa Festival 2019
The Festival is needed to provide involved communities with an opportunity to express themselves; share their story with all of Western Australia; break down stereotypes and misconceptions; and build understanding and respect for cultural and religious differences across the Western Australia community
Throughout the year, in a variety of ways, OAC brings together the African Community groups in Western Australia to celebrate our diversity and to learn more about each other. This includes events of annual Africa Day, African Australian Week, and Jambo Africa Festival.
The Jambo Africa Festival is the largest annual African festival in Western Australia showcasing an amazing array of vibrant music, dancing, diverse arts, cultural performances and authentic African food that transports visitors to Africa.
The free one-day event is a fun, family-friendly affair with non-stop entertainment ranging from cultural performances, catwalk fashion shows, artists in traditional costumes and iconic drumming – all creating a memorable and unique experience that promotes cross-cultural awareness and understanding of African culture in Australia. Jambo Africa Festival is a fantastic celebration of diversity and harmony that brings the tastes, sounds, rhythms, smells, and flavors of Africa to life. It aims to contribute to community cohesiveness and break down barriers to the social and cultural understanding of the African Australian community in Western Australia
This hugely successful event involving over 35 African Australian communities and organisations last year attracted a crowd of over 5,000 people including representatives from the three tiers of government, non-governmental organisations. The attendance at this year’s event is expected to be in excess of 10,000 people.