Fairfield In Feb 2020 Program
Monday 27 January 2020
Afro Hub are turning Fairfield Amphitheatre into a melting pot of African music, food and culture every Sunday this February.
This year Fairfield in Feb returns with an African awakening from our friends at Afro Hub. Afro Hub provide a platform for African talent in all its diversity, and that’s precisely what you can expect from their programing across the four Sundays at Fairfield Amphitheatre this February.
"We are curating a program that will allow us to dance to sounds of Afro Brazil, paint while we listen to jazz, vibe with Women and Words and twerk to the sounds of Afrobeats. Most importantly we ask you to bask in the positive vibes that is the Afro Hub family."
You can expect more than just music, with each weekend bringing something to excite the senses right down to the flavours and smells of the event. No two Sundays will be the same, with each weekend having its own dedicated style and flair with food and drinks selections to match. Afro Hub will run an African inspired bar with picnic baskets you can purchase to enjoy on the day.
“We’re showcasing four very different Sundays in terms of genre of music and bringing different communities together… Our patrons and our community are always at the centre of what we do” said Saba Alemayoh, Afro Hub Creative Director.
Sunday 2 February, 5pm – 8pm
Celebrating the music of Southern America with an Afro blend from salsa, bachata to meringue. Get up and move your feet with a live music dance class under the sunset sky with Jay Pretinha Linda and Afro Brazilian band Tumbarumba.
“There’ll be roaming dancers, a dance class that’s run off stage, the music will play so people can still do their dancing as part of that. That should be pretty cool.”
Sunday 9 February, 5pm – 8pm
Take a journey through West Africa with an evening of Afrobeats featuring up and coming artists Alárìíyá and DJ Style 'n' Grace (AKA Nakier Chol - our Young Citizen of the Year!).
Sunday 16 February, 5pm – 8pm
From violinists, rappers and spoken word artists, this evening will showcase talented women from different communities across Melbourne, including Pookie, Laniyuk, Elle Shimada, DJ Sepsi and more.
Sunday 23 February, 5pm – 8pm
Live music and life drawing meet on the final Sunday of Fairfield in Feb. Artist instructor Atong Atem will lead a drawing class while the JAzmaris ooze Eithiopian Jazz sounds throughout the amphitheatre.