As well as a music festival, exhibition and school workshops, Sanaa delivers multiple events/activities in the South Australian community. Focusing on bringing communities together through different forms of creativity, we work towards enhancing intercultural understanding, thus leading to respect between individuals.
Sanaa Street Art
Each year, incoming African street artists have collaborated with local South Australian street artists, on large scale murals right across the CBD. See more about about the Sanaa Street Art program here.
Sanaa Story Telling 2020
In 2020, in partnership the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and theatre company ActNow, we presented Sanaa Story Telling. An evening of theatre, poetry and storytelling showcasing poets, performers and dancers, the festival highlight attracted an audience of over 400. Check out some photos below.
Feshene (Fashion) 2019
In 2019, in partnership the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and with African Print Label – Rosee, we presented Feshene. A showcase of locally based African Print fashion designers, the parade attracted an audience of over 200. Models thanks to Mr and Miss Africa South Australia. An electric evening, check out some photos below.
Octopizzo – The Journey 2019
Octopizzo is an award winning performing artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur and prominent supporter of UNHCR Kenya. He founded Octopizzo Foundation – an organisation supporting vulnerable Kenyan youth in realising their potential, and breaking free from the cycle of dependency. The accomplished Octopizzo, shared with audiences his fascinating journey. Presented thanks to the support of The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.
Sanaa Story Telling - Poetry 2019
In 2018, in partnership with the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, presented poet Zainab Zahra Syed, internationally touring Pakistani writer, performer, educator and spoken word artist, presented a Hawke Centre Lecture, to an audience of 150 people. Following her talk, in partnership with Draw Your Swords, we hosted an Open Mic spoken word event. Imagery from the event, below.