Photo essay: Geraldton’s Harmony Festival proves to be a kaleidoscope of colour and culture

Staff reporterMidwest Times
Mid West African Dance Association.
Camera IconMid West African Dance Association. Credit: GINA JENKIN

The bright colours of national costumes, the electric dance movements and the spirit of inclusivity and happiness jumped off the stage and filled the Geraldton foreshore for the recent Harmony Festival.

While COVID restrictions affected the size and spacing of the event on March 12, the event’s purpose stayed crystal clear — to celebrate Geraldton’s multicultural community.

Dancers, singers, stall holders and food vendors combined to make it a day about what made Geraldton special.

Photographer Gina Jenkin captured the whirlwind of colour, fun, spontaneity and happiness of the day through her lens.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn reminded the crowd that Geraldton residents were lucky to be able to walk down the street and see and hear people who were different.

The event was organised by the Mid West Multicultural Association, with the theme of the day being You Me Us.

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