The 5 Lands Experience is back for March


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Ghana musician Gabriel Out is returning to Gosford bringing his high energy and playing with The 5 Lands Experience and running a drum and dance master class.
The 5 Lands Experience is back for March a regular monthly community event at The Rhythm Hut in Gosford, each month, The 5 Lands Experience begins with a community drum circle, at 5pm all ages and levels encouraged. Bring your own drum or have a go with ours! We’ll have loads of different drums and percussion for everyone to try.

The 5 Lands Band
A well-established, well-known local band, The 5 Lands Band has run for over 9 years around the Central Coast – from Terrigal, to Erina and to Gosford. Named after originally forming to perform at the popular Central Coast 5 Lands Walk in Terrigal, the ever-changing line up of The 5 Lands Band, lead by Rendra Freestone, brings together some of the top musicians from the Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle. The unique band doesn’t practice, nor write music together, but rather create improvised jams, based on funk, jazz, folk and groove. Well known for getting the dance floor filled, the 5 Lands Band kick off music at 6.30pm.


Featured Act: Gabriel Otu
Gabriel Otu is a West African percussionist, singer, professional dancer and teacher. Originally from Ghana he has been dancing and drumming for 30 years and now calls Byron Bay home. He has performed at festivals, events, schools and theatres across Australia.

Gabriel Otu has assembled The Spirit of Africa, the ancient sounds, traditional dances, flavours, colours and all you can imagine of West Africa right here in Gosford for your cultural delight. A splendorous evening of high energy African instrumentals and sing-alongs to inspire your New Year.
As a not for profit community space, The Rhythm Hut is dedicated to supporting the arts and music on The Central Coast, and this monthly event is open to the whole community, with entry by donation. Suitable and affordable for the whole family, patrons are encouraged to pay whatever they can afford to help keep this unique space running, and such events happening on The Central Coast. Delicious home style cooked dinners and desserts are available for purchase. The Rhythm Hut is fully licensed with assorted beers, wines and ciders, including locally made Six String Brewing Company and Murray’s Craft Brewing Co beers. Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


Gabriel will also be running an African drum and dance master class the same day from 1pm. Bookings are essential.

African Drumming with Gabriel Otu
Open to all levels Gabriel will teach 3 rhythms in this fun, hands-on 90 minute workshop – Kpologo, Kakatosofa and Yunka. Bring your own Djembe or borrow one from Gabriel and please stay on to drum for the dancers afterwards!

African Dance with Gabriel Otu
Afro-movement is a grounding therapeutic dance of expression accompanied with live drumming for a real African experience. This high-energy dance workshop will have your heart beating with ancient rhythms, your smile beaming from ear to ear and your inner fire ignited with the spirit of Africa! Drummers who don’t want to dance are encouraged to stay and drum for the dancers!

We’ll have a short break between the two workshops – drinks and snacks available for purchase.



WHAT: The 5 Lands Band + Gabriel Out / African drum and dance master class with Gabriel Otu

WHEN: Sunday 25th March.
TIME: Drum class 1.00pm, dance 2.30pm, The 5 Lands Experience from 5pm

WHERE: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford
COST: Master classes: $30 per workshop or $50 for both. The 5 Lands Experience by donation

For more info contact


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