The performances to watch at the African Music and Cultural Festival 2018
On Saturday December 8, 2018, Melbourne’s Federation Square will be transformed into a slice of Africa, with the annual African Music and Cultural Festival (AMCFOZ) returning yet again, bringing their biggest line-up of performances, food and stalls.
From 10am through to 10pm, over 25 cultural performances will light up the stage in a showcase of the various nations across the continent, with representatives from nations such as South Sudan, Angola, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mauritius, Egypt and more.
In collaboration with AMCFOZ, and to help you plan your day, we’ve shortlisted four performances you absolutely can’t miss! Plus, check out the full schedule HERE for all performance times and further festival information.
Afro Moses is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter from Ghana, who resides in Australia. A teenage star earning the title of “The African James Brown”, he has toured all over the world at some of the biggest festivals and venues across the globe. He is a natural-born performer and teacher, with a magnetism that attracts thousands to his concerts. Joined by other musicians from around the world, Afro Moses creates a high energy show that will leave you wanting more!
Born in Britain and now residing in New Zealand, Unchained XL is a Nigerian hiphop artist and producer with a unique, afrocentric sound that is easily recognisable as his own. His 2018 debut EP release entitled ‘Foreign Legacy’ blends traditional afrobeat-inspired textures and rhythms with various styles of hiphop, utilising a combination of live instruments and synths.
Alárìíyá is best known for their high energy party vibes, delivering a sweet blend of afro-jazz funk rhythms in English and the Nigerian Yorùbá language. Meaning ‘Party People’ in Yorùbá, Alárìíyá deliver original compositions in English and Yorùbá, captivating audiences and creating positive vibes at every show.
For Canberra-based and ARIA award-winning hip hop artist KG, his craft isn’t just about making music that pops, it’s about speaking up for those in the community who don’t have a voice. With his inspired rhymes and impassioned delivery, KG, of Botswanan and South African heritage, is making political music about something, and promoting social justice and black excellence through music and messages.
Check out the event poster below for all AMCFOZ 2018 details!