Pachamama Festival

Pachamama Festival 2019 & Street Food Markets

22nd June 2019 10am – 11pm

Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville

Pachamama Festival teams up this year with Addi Road Street Food Markets to bring together International and Australian First Nations artists and storytellers to celebrate cultural connections to nature. The Pachamama Festival celebrates these connections in our community through film, music, yarns, food and crafts. This year the focus is on Indigenous languages.

Once again we’re part and supported by the Inner West Councils Open Inner West program with a unique line-up providing a platform for Indigenous languages to be heard and celebrated from Australia across the Pacific to Latin America and also connecting back with our African roots.


2019 Program

Yarn Circle: Language is Culture + IndigiTUBE Screening

If you have never been to a Yarn before, now is the time. This year’s yarn will focus on the effects of colonisation on Australia’s First Peoples and their language, asking the question “what does the revitalisation of Indigenous languages look like?”. Plus special IndigiTUBE screening.

Entry is by donation with proceeds going to Yarn Australia. Bookings essential.

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Filmscreening | Ukamau y Ké/ That’s How It Is, And What!

Bolivia/Equador, 2017
Aymara & Spanish with English subtitles | 86 min 
Director: Andrés Ramírez

Andino hip hop artist Abraham Bojórquez (Ukamau y Ké) shook Latin America with his socially and spiritually conscious lyrics sung in Aymara. In this surreal journey Ukamau y Ké comes back to life through records, files and dream visions.

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Pachamama Festival Fiesta: Indigenous Languages through Song

In collaboration with the Addison Road Street Food Markets , the Pachamama Festival Fiesta will get you up and dancing, with some unique and eclectic performances. We’ll start in Australia, home of the oldest and continuous living culture to welcome us and connect us to this land and place, we’ll then go on a musical journey to the Bolivian Andes to connect with Quechua language complemented by sounds played with traditional instruments such as Charango, Zampońas mixed with contemporary rhythms of guitar, from there we’ll go to the island of Cuba, known for salsa and son, but this time we’ll get you dancing to Yoruba religion and language, where rhythms and songs are linked with the spirits that provide welfare to the community and afro mandingue will also bring a unique fusion of rhythms from West Africa.

Entry is Free. Booking is essential.

Line Up + Tickets

Pachamama Markets

Featuring local artists offering unique crafts, bound together by the common thread of environmental and Indigeneity embodying a core ethos of Pachamama Festival. Also Addi Road’s Street Food Markets, featuring food from around the world prepared by refugee and asylum seeker communities.

List of Artisans

Living And Learning From Pachamama

Pachamama is the goddess of fertility, generosity and the feminine in Andean cultures in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. In Quechua and Aymara, ‘pacha’ is the word for the world, cosmos, time and space, while ‘mama’ means mother, making ‘Mother Earth’ a common English translation.

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Online Community

Stay connected with what is happening between Festivals

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Past Events

The Pachamama Festival has been going since 2014 check out some of the beautiful highlights from the archives below!

  • Gold Fever
  • Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians
  • Pacha Music Workshops
  • Little Pachamama’s - Childrens short film session
  • Pachamama Speakers Corner
  • Humano - Australian Premiere
  • Special Performance of Ethnodanceology
  • Aluna - Feature Film & Dance Performance
  • Catalina & the Sun + Cedar Trees - Dance, Film & Presentation
  • Pachamama Exhibition
  • Pacha Workshops
  • Daughter of the Lake | Film + Special Dance performance
  • Putuparri and the Rainmakers
  • Storytelling & Mural Design workshop ‘Ecological Heroes'
  • Film | Yvy Maraey
  • Film | Zach's Ceremony
  • Yarn Circle | Night Sky Storytelling
  • Film & Cinema Launch | Dream of Mara'akame
  • Workshop (Kids) | Natural Dyes & Weaving
  • Virtual Reality | Collisions
  • Opening Night: Live Music, Spoken Word & VR
  • Kids Clothes Swap
  • We Don’t Need a Map (Australia) - Film Screening
  • Universe Truffle Making: Chocolate Workshop
  • Wild Fibres: Sustainable Basketry Workshop
  • Deep Ecology Workshop
  • Pachamama Opening Night
  • The Witness | Film Screening

Project Support and Acknowledgement

Pachamama acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land where we live, learn and meet, the Gadigal-Wangal people of the Eora Nation, and we pay our respects to Elders and present and emerging.

This event is part of the Open Inner West Festival, 10 days celebrating culture and diversity in the Inner West, and has been funded by @innerwestcouncil and the Addison Road Community Centre.