Sounds of Africa Festival 2022 is bringing a continent’s vibrancy to Footscray

Sounds of Africa Festival 2022 is bringing a continent’s vibrancy to Footscray

Sounds of Africa
Photo Credit: Jamie Tung

Sound of Africa Festival 2022 is coming to Footscray for its fifth iteration in 2022, showcasing a taste of the wonder Africa has to offer.

“It’s amazing, even if you are not playing, you want to go and hang out because there is always a great vibe and good people there.” – N’fa

Sounds of Africa’s 2022 festival is coming to Footscray Community Arts Center on Saturday February 26 and bringing with it the best of African music, food, dance and art, featuring a packed array of talented performers. The festival previously took place at CERES Park the past four times, but’s set to relish in its beautiful new surrounds.

What you need to know

  • Saturday 26 February 2022 1pm to 10pm
  • Footscray Community Arts Center, 45 Moreland st, Footscray
  • Tickets range from $25-60, free for kids under 12yo

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.

The organisers made an interesting mini-documentary showcasing the stories behind the festival during the pandemic, which gives you an insight into the lives and objectives of some of the performers. It’s a great watch, you can stream it here.

The 2022 program includes drummer and entertainer Koffi Shabba and his band from Ghana, Kora master Amadou Suso and his band from Gambia, Egyptian belly dancer Desertrose, Afrobeats dance workshop instructor Grace, Senegalese food stall Taste of Senegal, Mozambican arts and craft boutique Kulture Garage and many more.

Sounds of Africa has been delighting and informing Melburnians since 2015 as the best destination for an authentic insight into a range of African cultures.

The festival aims to deliver a genuine cultural transfer each year and in addition to the array of performances, always stages some intriguing workshops and activities for people to become actively involved and experience a taste of Africa for themselves.

Follow the festival on Facebook here and Instagram here. Ticket info and bookings available here.