From right, Yolanda Santiago, Nicole Louies, Wayan Jodi, Erin Martiningsih and Made Danti Coblyn, who will be taking part in Saturday’s Harmony Day multicultural festival at the Byron Community Centre.
From right, Yolanda Santiago, Nicole Louies, Wayan Jodi, Erin Martiningsih and Made Danti Coblyn, who will be taking part in Saturday’s Harmony Day multicultural festival at the Byron Community Centre.

In harmony with culture

THE cultural diversity of the Byron Shire will be celebrated with a feast of dance, music, food and fun at the Byron Bay Community Centre on Saturday.

The annual Harmony Day celebration starts at 11am in the centre foyer and courtyard with a smorgasbord of tasty foods from around the globe.

From 2pm the festivities will move into the Community Centre theatre for the Harmony Day concert, which will feature a traditional welcome to country, the El Bari flamenco troupe, Hawaiian and belly dance performances, African music, Balinese gamelan and flute and a Chilean graffiti art demonstration.

This year there is also a special focus on kids' entertainment and free activities with interactive storytelling, banner making and face painting. Co-ordinator Yvonne Jessup said Harmony Day was Byron's only multicultural festival and a great opportunity to celebrate, appreciate and gain a greater understanding of the many and varied cultures within our shire.

Tickets for the concert (from 2-6pm) are adults $10 and children $5, children under 12 are free.



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