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Africa in Brisbane

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by Roy Chambers (subscribe)
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Published May 25th 2014
Experience African Culture
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of African migrants to Australia and it seems that Australians are ready to embrace African food and culture as we have done with numerous other cultures. Brisbane has an active African community with shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Woodridge has a large number of recent African migrants, and so it is not surprising that there are some African grocery stores and hairdressers in the area.

African Grocery Store in Woodridge
African Grocery Store in Woodridge

The best suburb for experiencing Africa in Brisbane is in Moorooka. There are a number of great restaurants and cafes with two standout examples being Made in Africa and Yeshi Buna. Both have excellent Ethiopian coffee and cuisine. Made in Africa stands out for their platters which let you sample eight African dishes between two or more people.

African Cuisine
African Cuisine

Umdorman is a better choice if you want a quick meal and features South Sudanese food.

Umdorman Sudenese Cuisine
Umdorman Sudenese Cuisine

Moorooka is a great choice as well for African shopping. There are several grocery stores, clothing shops, hair dressers and other shops. If the prices are not displayed, feel free to ask and don't be shy about negotiating prices with the shop owners.

African Shop in Moorooka
African Shop in Moorooka

Africa house run by the Queensland African Communities Council is often the center for African music and entertainment in Brisbane. Check out their website for upcoming events.

People on the lawns of African House enjoying a concert
People on the lawns of African House enjoying a concert

If you want to become even more actively involved in African culture then consider learning African Drumming and Dance. You can do this through regular classes held in West End.
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This is very informative thanks! I did not know that there was African Drumming in West End so will definitely be checking that out!
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