june, 2019

22jun12:00 pm11:00 pmPachamama FestivalCelebrating cultural connections to nature


Event Details

Pachamama Festival teams up this year with Addi Road Street Food Markets to bring together International and Australian First Nations artists and storytellers to celebrate cultural connections to nature.

The Pachamama Festival celebrates these connections in our community through film, music, yarns, food and crafts. This year the focus is on Indigenous languages. Once again we’re part and supported by the Inner West Councils Open Inner West program with a unique line-up providing a platform for Indigenous languages to be heard and celebrated from Australia across the Pacific to Latin America and also connecting back with our African roots.

So whats on…..

The Festival will kick off with a facilitated yarn hosted by YARN Australia. This year’s yarn will focus on the effects of colonisation on Australia’s first peoples and their language, asking the question “what does the revitalisation of Indigenous languages look like?” The session will include a screening of short films in language from the recently launched Indigitube platform.

SEE – Ukamau y Ké
After the Yarn will be the Australian Premiere of Ukamau y Ké, a documentary on the late Latin American hip hop artist Abraham Bojórquez who developed the so-called hip hop Aymara. His social lyrics, sung in indigenous language, shook the Latin American society in the early 21st century. He died violently at the peak of his musical career, the same day he finished recording his second album. Years later, his friend and fellow rapper returns to Bolivia and through this surreal journey Ukamau y Ké comes back to life through records, files, and dream visions.

BROWSE – Pachamama Artisan Markets
At this year’s Festival several artisan market stalls will fill Addison Road Community Centre. The stalls, while each offering unique crafts, are bound together by a common thread: they focus on environmental and indigenous sustainability, embodying a core ethos of SLAFF’s Pachamama Festival.

From 7pm get fired up with some unique and eclectic performances curated by our friends at Heart Dancers. We’ll start in Australia, home of the oldest and continuous living culture to welcome us and connect us to this land and place, we’ll then go on a musical journey to the Bolivian Andes to connect with Quechua language complemented by sounds played with traditional instruments such as Charango, Zampońas mixed with contemporary rhythms of guitar, from there we’ll go to the island of Cuba, known for salsa and son, but this time we’ll get you dancing to Yoruba religion and language, where rhythms and songs are linked with the spirits that provide welfare to the community and afro mandingue will also bring a unique fusion of rhythms from West africa.

Step through Hobo Gro at the Addison Road Community Centre and discover the abundant seasonal and locally avaliable produce grown organically and by the community. Also discover the free ecological and medicinal services of the plants often referred to as “weeds”. Included are demonstrations on preparing edible weed salads and herbal teas.

Pachamama this year will collaborate with Addi Road’s Street Food Markets, featuring food from around the world prepared by refugee and asylum seeker communities.

This is your opportunity to connect, learn and celebrate with us. This year most of our event will be Free except our film session, but some require you to RSVP so make sure you get your tickets early.


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Gubramorra Hall, Addison Road Community Centre

142 Addison Road


Sydney Latin American Film Festival