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Published 05 February 2024

For the first time, the Live Lighter South West Multicultural Festival 2024 is extending activities to the Friday evening.

To kick off there will be two special performances set within the beautiful food village tent.

The evening will open at 6.30pm with a performance by Mararo Wangai and Mahamudo Selimane.

They will play a selection of music from the celebrated WA theatre production, Black Brass. A soulful
tribute that celebrates stories of migration, resilience and the universal experience of seeking a better
life. This is not to be missed.

Following on will be the SW Irish Community Group with a traditional Irish Session at 7.45pm.

Guaranteed to get your feet stomping. This event is FREE and Grendy’s Kitchen will be on site for
delicious Indonesian Food, with more food to be announced. Plenty of chairs and tables on site.

If this is not your taste, or you would just rather some comedy, then head to the Rose Hotel for the
8pm start of WAKANDA Comedy night. This show will present DJ Danny Lanke and four comedians from
four very different cultures. It will be a night of one thousand laughs. This event is ticketed.

And then we roll into February 24 where the full festival kicks off in all its colour and style. Food
trucks will trade offering loads of multicultural and healthy options, and while tasting the many
cuisines, people can enjoy music from around the world. There will be roaming acts and face painting
as well as the Tronox Community stage, where audiences will experience Bunbury’s Scottish Fiddle
group, Tartan Tempest, Indonesian Dance, Columbian and Indian traditional dance.

Roaming acts and multiple workshops will occur under the shade sails including Salsa, Jamaican, and
Belly Dancing. STEM activity run by the Carey Park Scouts will focus on bridges from around the world
and the Bonsai group will have a beautiful display.

The main stage of course brings the highlights that a finale with A Night in Havana with Adam Hall.

Full program can be downloaded from the website here.