Festival Program


Saturday 22nd March 2014

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

1 Powerhouse Rd, Casula, NSW 2170 (enter via Shepherd St, Liverpool)

(02) 9824 1121

MC: Isha Kamara

LIVE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM                                                    

 Performance time  Performer Name
11am Official Opening, Welcome to country by Aunty Norma Shelley, Ms Tairyn Vergara: NSW SLASA President, Liverpool City Council Mayor Ned Mannoun
 11.35am  AFRO KIDZ (African dance)
 11.55am  BRISAS DEL PERU (Afro-Peruvian)
 12.25pm  SIERRA SISTER (Sierra Leone, spoken word and dance)
 12.40pm  LUCIA COSME (Afro dance)
 1pm  KING PARROT BLOCO DE SAMBA (Afro-Brazilian drumming)
 1.20pm  BREAK
 2.05pm  AFRO CONTEMPORARY YOUTH DANCE (Pan-African / contemporary dance)
 2.25pm  BREAK
 2.35pm  LATIN KAOS (Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Cuban band)
 3.20pm  SAMRAWIT (Traditional Ethiopian dance)
 3.35  COMPARSA YAUGURU (Afro-Uruguayan)
 4pm  LUCKY AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE (Traditional and contemporary African drum and dance)
 4.25pm  Break



KIDS WORKSHOPS @ the Performance Space

Faciliated by the amazing Casula Powerhouse Public Programs & Education team

Time: walk in and have fun!  Anytime between 11am – 12.30pm, and between 1pm – 2.30pm

Tutti Frutti Hats

Have a celebration on your head by creating a one-of-a-kind basket hat bursting with vibrant tropical fruit.

Carnival Maracas

Be the life of the party and create festive percussion instruments to start your own conga line anywhere, anytime.

Mariachi Puppets

Make a colourful dancing puppet with movable parts to cha-cha-cha alongside you on the dance floor.

AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP @ the Performance Space

Facilitated by the extraordinary dancer and choreographer Lucky Lartey

Registration required, only workshop

Time: 3pm – 3.40pm

ADULT DRUMMING WORKSHOPS @ the Musical Constructions Tent outdoors

Registration required

Starts at 11am, 12pm, 3pm & 4pm

Afro-Brazilian drumming facilitated by King Parrot Bloco de Samba

Starts at 1pm & 2pm

Drumming with your spirit, promoting self-expression, facilitated by Fernando Andres

SOCCER SKILLS COMPETITION @ next to stalls area, outdoors

Registration for each round is required

Rounds start at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.  Best of the best final at 3pm.

Prizes up for grabs for each round and final.

Please note that there are no ATMs on Festival site, closest ATMs are located in the Liverpool CBD or Casula Mall.