Saturday, February 26, 2011

More from Pako Festa

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Here are some pictures I took at Pako in the afternoon when the Fiji dance group from Melbourne performed from 3.30 p.m. It was a lovely afternoon and then we adjourned back home for kava and a barbecue. Though some people in Australia are saying that 'multicultural' is finished because it can cause ghettos and isolation and division, here in Geelong we are proud of the diversity of cultures, the celebration of different migrant dance, music, food, languages. Recent arrival groups such as from Sudan and Burma now join in with their dances and songs. I've only really taken photos of our Fiji group but there were over sixty different groups performing and participating in the festival and probably 200,000 people. Pakington Street is in Geelong West, hence the name 'Pako Festa'.

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