*Sat | High School | 10am
*W/shop Drumming & Dancing

Sun | Civic Hall | 1.15pm

Gabriel Otu is a West African percussionist, singer, professional dancer and teacher. Gabriel presents a groovy mix of Afro-beats into Afro-flow, an array of percussion on the balafone, djembe, doun doun, down bass, shakers, bells, kpanlogo drum, singing traditional West African songs with a spectacular African-contemporary dances. His charisma and interactive dancing will take you on a wildly heart-warming, educational & inspirational journey for young and old alike.

Gabriel has been performing in Ghana since just 13 years of age, and teaching for over 20 years. Arriving on Australian soils 8 years ago, in admiration to spread the wisdoms of his culture through music and dance he has performed and taught at music and art festivals such as Splendour in the Grass and Woodfolk Folk Festival offering a diverse range of materials.

“Last weekend there was a wonderful African Drum, Dance & Storytelling Workshop at the Studio with Gabriel Happy Africa… Such a heart warming, educational & inspirational activity for the Children so make sure if your can make it to one of the many locations he is presenting this opportunity around the Byron Shire over the coming weeks, then do… My children loved it!!!…. “ Peta Melanie

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