Wyndham City Council – Rhythms Of Africa

Find your African beat this summer at Werribee Open Range Zoo! Rhythm of Africa returns with live music, African-inspired food, dancing, drumming and kids’ activities every Saturday evening from 9 January to 27 February. This year’s line-up features a mix of contemporary and traditional African music from local bands, including the Ghanaian rhythms of Akoma Beat and the African Royal Drummers, Congolese dance hall music from King Bell and Soukous Ba Congo and contemporary African funk with Afro Mandiko and Lamine Sonko and the African Intelligence. The evening begins at 4.30pm with special performances for the kids along with face-painting and hair-braiding, before the headline act begins at 5.30pm. Throughout the night kids can make their own music with free drumming workshops led by Shabba Eshun and enjoy special kids’ activities in the African Village. Safari Tours through the savannah will run until 6pm and the African Pula Trail will remain open until 8pm, allowing you to explore the Zoo in the cool of the evening, spotting Hippos, Cheetah, Wild Dogs and Monkeys. Additionally, you can book an Off Road Safari at the exclusive time of 4pm or 4.30pm each Saturday afternoon during Rhythm of Africa. Cost :Included in general zoo admission (*kids under 16 are free) What to bring :BYO, Picnic blankets, warm clothing if required. You can purchase zoo admission tickets in advance at www.zoo.org.au/tickets or by calling 1300 966 784. Alternatively, you can buy your admission tickets on the day upon arriving at the Zoo. Location: Shadowfax Winery, K Road, Werribee

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