Amherst Village Community Centre, Southern River

Saturday 30 November 2019, 7pm-10pm

The rhythmic melodies of marimbas and mbiras will fill the Amherst Village Community Centre in Southern River on Saturday 30 November 2019 for the third World Music Café concert.

Village Vibes perform high energy music of Southern Africa with traditional and contemporary African dance music and led by the talented Alastair van Schoor on marimba, djembe, mbira (thumb piano) and vocals.

The World Music Café supper club concert also features brilliant Aboriginal jazz singer Lois Olney, the Chen family quartet playing traditional Chinese erhu, Filipino Hip Hop dance crew sensation Last Minute, MC host Chisenga, plus an extraordinary fusion of international vegan cuisine.

“WA is such a diverse place and the World Music Café events give us an opportunity to showcase that diversity in a positive way and it’s a fun night out for everybody,” said Multicultural Futures CEO, Stuart Tomlinson.

“It’s important for Perth to have something like the World Music Café that is bringing people together and sharing our cultures with a combination of professional and community acts,” he said.

The World Music Café is a multicultural enterprise development project by Multicultural Futures, in partnership with United in Diversity, that celebrates the benefits of multiculturalism and facilitates people from migrant backgrounds to develop enterprise experience, employability skills and foster greater social engagement.

Tickets to the World Music Café includes music and dance acts, supper platters and table seating. Prices start at $30 with discounts available for Table of Six bookings. 


Click link here to watch a short WEST TV story on the World Music Café earlier in November.

World Music Café

Saturday 30 November 2019, 7pm-10pm

Amherst Village Community Centre

2 Homes Street, Southern River

Artist Biographies

Village Vibes

Village Vibes play melodic and highly rhythmic tribal village music of Southern Africa.  The six-piece ensemble features the marimba, mbira (thumb piano), African percussion, vocals and harmony singers, plus a contemporary rhythm section.  With a heritage from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia, the highly experienced musicians have played together for decades and their repertoire includes a variety of music styles including soukouss, jit, gospel, reggae and Latin influences. Village Vibes deliver an incredible high energy experience of genuine African marimba music with extraordinary flair and musicianship.

Lois Olney

Lois Olney has a beautiful voice rich in humanity and sings of joy, pain, love and longing that leads to the heart of what it means to be human.  Her story is of the Stolen Generation and of reconciliation and reconnection to her lost family and culture. She is an artist of deep spirituality and authenticity.

Last Minute

Last Minute are a Filipino hip hop dance crew based in Perth. They perform tight urban hip hop choreography and were a huge hit at the last World Music Café event.

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