Mauritian dancing, African drumming and Moroccan food at world music day in Hainault

PUBLISHED: 13:56 12 July 2016 | UPDATED: 13:56 12 July 2016

Mauritian Sega dancers perform at Forest Farm Peace Garden's world music day.

Mauritian Sega dancers perform at Forest Farm Peace Garden's world music day.


Visitors enjoyed delicious food and exotic performances at a world music day on Sunday.

Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hazelbrouck Gardens, Hainault, hosted the free event, including activities such as herb power and foraging workshops.

More than 150 guests turned out for the volunteer-run event, featuring a Mauritian Sega dance group, African drumming and a Junk Orchestra playing homemade instruments.

Project co-ordinator Anna Konarska said: “The foraging was very popular, it was fantastic.

“We had beautiful Moroccan food prepared for us by the Arabic Speaking Women’s Association.

“Initially we had some rain from passing showers but actually there was a great turnout.

“We are very pleased that people came despite the showers.

“It wouldn’t have happened without the help of our volunteers.”

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