Learn some new skills with some fun outback workshops on offer over Outback Festival!

Baalo Baajo African Drumming

Come Sing, Come Dance with Baala Baajo!

Baala Baajo blends a lifetime of African music and cultural experiences, presented by accomplished musicians – Nii Armah from Ghana, West Africa and Sam Okoth from Kenya.

The musical performances of this dynamic and passionate duo, feature original plus traditional & contemporary soulful rhythms, beautiful vocals and high energy percussion.

After first meeting each other in Brisbane, Australia – Sam and Nii Armah have spent almost twenty years together, perfecting their beautiful blend of African drums and string instruments, intertwined with the cultural influences they both bring from their East and West African homelands.  As Baala Baajo, they have performed throughout Australia and internationally and have also won several awards for their talents.

As highly experienced teachers of their crafts – they will also provide a number of interactive African drumming workshops – welcoming people of all ages to come and join in the fun – NO experience required!

Well known for their energy, humour and exuberance, Baala Baajo will take you on an uplifting and soulful journey!

Whip Cracking Workshop

  • Adults and Children Whip Cracking Workshops – coached by Australian Whip-cracking Champion Nathan Griggs in the skill of whip cracking. Learn how to crack a whip
  • Workshops will be held Thursday 23rd Sept. as per the program of events
Nathan Griggs

Artists Collective

Variety of youth workshops including:

  • Street Dance – A fusion of funky, hip current moves (Two amazing facilitators)
  • Acro – Body Balancing, acrobatics using groups and individuals
  • Theatre – Comedy, physical theatre, mime, circus, a combo of all the fun of the theatre
  • Kite Making – Simple, quick and easy to achieve kites
roving street entertainment artist collective


Music, creative and music performance workshops.