World Africa Day will be celebrated around the world this weekend – commemorating the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963. In Cairns, you’re invited to enjoy African music and food at the Community Hub on Macnamara Street, Manunda, on Saturday 24th May from 4pm to 10pm.
To get you in the mood, Tony Hillier presents a selection of music from Australian-based African bands.
N’Tunya by Sydney band Keyim Ba – on their new album Mami Wata
Yeluinta from Melbourne band The Black Jesus Experience on their 2010 album Yeluinta
Do Anything Go Anywhere – the title track from the 2010 album by Melbourne big band The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra