The Africa Pavilion at Global Village offers visitors a chance to experience the authentic sounds, sights and sensations of nations across the continent this season as it continues to be one of the most popular and colourful pavilions with products from all over Africa.
A newly designed façade lends a spectacular backdrop for memorable family photos as the design gives a great visual representation of colourful African art. Guests will also have a chance to be welcomed to the Africa Pavilion by African dancers in traditional dress.
Africa’s rich and varied musical traditions are a highlight for visitors who will be spellbound by the music and cultural dances that take place every day on the pavilion stage.
The uniquely designed stage has been created as if made from the inside of a large hollowed out djembe drum – the perfect setting for the dynamic and rhythmic cultural shows from Africa. Many varied and different styles of dance take place encompassing all of the different tribal dances performed across Africa. Many of the dances are celebrations of community and the love of different peoples. Male and female dancers perform both alone and together during these fantastic highly energetic shows.
Much of the energy comes from the live music and traditional chants that accompany each performance. The instruments are commonly used in villages across Africa; with each tribe having their own unique style of playing and making the instrument.
The musicians play a variety of drums, each a different size and tone; these drums are called the Jamba, Kamba, and the Bumbumbu – all of which can all be purchased from inside the Africa Pavilion, along with a vast variety of bags, traditional clothes, and ornaments that will add vibrant splashes of colour to enhance a Global Village visit.
Visitors can find a fantastic variety of traditional products from all corners of the vibrant continent including antique wooden masks and the traditional Kenyan shirts and dresses called Kitenge.