Saturday 9 December 2023
11am – 9.30pm
Community & Linen Rooms
Step into a world where beats come alive, and melodies enchant your soul! Experience electrifying performances by seven of Melbourne’s top-tier bands, including AUSECUMA BEATS, BROTHA ASANTI & SOULECTRIC, COOL OUT SUN, JALI BUBA, WALA IS LIFE, ALARIIYA and LE SOUL BAND. Feel the pulse of Africa’s beats, as four sensational 4 DJs; KGOMOTSO, MOTHAFUNK, PK & CHRIS NG spin a mesmerising blend of sounds from the motherland.
Fuel up with delectable dishes from Southern Africa’s signature street food, from shisa nyama by Zangers Bangers to West African soul food by Amas Delights and authentic Senegalese cuisine by Taste of Senegal.
Experience the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and delve into AFRO (LIT)ERATURE — an open and encouraging space for aspiring writers, people interested in African diasporic writing and other broader creatives to learn from award-winning Australian authors. Unwind in our Beer Garden and indulge in delightful alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages by Bodriggy.
Yo CiTY Connect: AFRO FUTURE is a one-of-a-kind cultural celebration embodying the essence of African music, cuisine, and traditions. With a star-studded lineup of musicians, mouthwatering food and family-friendly activities, the event promises an unforgettable experience that unites people from all walks of life in celebration of African culture.
Proudly Supported by the Yarra City Council, PBS, Abbotsford Convent, MAV (Multicultural Arts Victoria), Bodriggy and OZ AFRICAN TV.
Yo CiTY is a global cultural movement celebrating diverse experiences through film, music, and art. Uniting global talents, from musicians to fashion designers, they spotlight African descent narratives, fostering inclusivity and understanding.
The Community and Linen rooms are wheelchair accessible, however, the adjoined balcony is not wheelchair accessible. The Convent’s Heritage Gardens are wheelchair accessible. There are gendered toilets available close to the venue and gender-neutral toilets available in other locations within the Convent precinct.