Africa Mother Of All

Africa is celebrated for it's diversity, creativity, resilience and profound contribution to human civilisation.

Africa Mother Of All invites you to experience some of this cultural wealth through original music, song, poetry and Afro dance.

The event will highlight the fact that Africa is our human story and all of us outside of The Continent Of Africa can be traced to a small group of Africans who left the continent some 40 thousand years ago.

Venue:        Town Hall Theatre Galway
Date:           Tuesday May 7th 2024 from 8pm to 9.15pm
Duration:    75 minutes, no interval
Tickets:      €10 each

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Africa Mother Of All

The theme song Africa Mother Of All is written and performed by Sharon Murphy.

Click the orange button to hear the song.


Sharon Murphy

Sharon Murphy is project coordinator for Africa Mother Of All arts and music event on behalf of the Galway One World Centre, a non formal development organisation.

Sharon is a singer, songwriter and performer who spent many years in the West of Ireland. As a composer, musician and songwriter, she has performed in England, Germany, USA and around Ireland for many years.

Sharon has recorded two albums, Invisible Walls and I am Where I Belong. She has considerable experience in TV and Radio.

Lapree Lala

Lapree Lala is a professional dance artist and instructor.

She also owns a dance brand called South Side Moves where she teaches regular classes and also performs with a few training dance artists that showcase the essence of what we are about.

As a vibe creator, she has spread the vibes in multiple dance events throughout Europe, namely, Austria, Spain, Netherlands and more.

She has taught in all parts of Ireland, embracing the culture of South African dance.

Favour Odusola

Favour Odusola (Proud African King) is a Nigerian-Irish multidisciplinary artist based in Dublin Ireland.

He has worked across several contexts from traditional dance & percussion to commercial work and contemporary theatre for over 15 years in Europe, Africa, and UAE.  Favour is a theatre art (Dance Major) and a Business Administration Masters graduate.

Favour is very adventurous, looking for new ways to use dance as a tool to be of relevance, for social integration, education, and proper implementation. He is currently on research to create a dance film/series.

Favour was elected to the Dance Ireland Board in 2022.


Clare Sawtell, Eileen Fleming and Gaie Stewart are three friends who weave together the velvet tones of cello, warm percussive guitar, light bright notes of the harp and vocal harmonies.

Their unique sound draws on diverse music cultures from Ireland, France and Brazil to the Appalachian mountains and beyond.

Adedotun Adekeye (Ade)

Ade is a Nigerian who has been living in Ireland for over 15 years. As a “blow-in” in Galway (Ireland), he has had to overcome and perhaps learn to live with many challenges, but constantly escapes into the world of Arts through music, storytelling and poetry to calm the “storms”.

He is a member of the choir of St. Nicholas Collegiate church, Galway. He had a poem published in the first edition of Skylight 47 (Galway Poetry Magazine) and was a featured reader at Over the Edge in Galway twice.

He is a Drama facilitator: skilled in Forum Theatre methodology and a Storyteller. He also a freelance facilitator in Development Education. An engineer and a trained translator, a man of many hats!

The poster for Africa Mother Of All was designed by freelance graphic designer Carol Byrne of Adedotun Adekeye by Elodie Rein
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