Sunday, July 1, 2012

Afrofest 2012 - July 7 & 8 in Toronto

From a media release:

24th ANNUAL AFROFEST: PRESENTED BY MUSIC AFRICA
BAOBAB STAGE ARTISTS ANNOUNCED
July 7 – 8, 2012 - Noon – 10 p.m. daily
NEW LOCATION - WOODBINE PARK!


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TORONTO
-  At their new location at Woodbine Park, here's a look at the line up for Afrofest 2012:

Baobab Stage: Saturday, July 7
MC Bonde (Zimbabwe), Ravinala (Madagascar), Julien (Haiti), Stephye Dance Group (Congo), Ibrahim Bello (Mali), DJ Double D (Angola), Saler (South Africa), DJ Magicflow (Nigeria), Fashion Show (Continental Africa), Mr. Wise (Nigeria), ReFix (Jamaica), Blandine (Congo- pictured below)

Baobab Stage: Sunday, July 8

MC Bonde (Zimbabwe), Prince K (Nigeria), Yusra Khogali (Sudan), Presco (Haiti), Runs Tee (Nigeria), Fashion Show (Continental Africa), Patricia Neza (Rwanda), Etoile des stars (Continental Africa)



Main Stage: Saturday, July 7
Joy Lapps Trio (Trinidad), Resolutionaries Marimba Band (Zimbabwe), Mother Tongue (Toronto), Lorraine Klassen with South African Township Jive (South Africa), Soukouss Tchatcho (Congo), Adib Abdosh (Ethiopia), TINA (Haiti) and African Guitar Summit: (Continental Africa)

Main Stage: Sunday, July 8
Samba Squad (Brazil), Beyond Sound (African Diaspora - Toronto), Dramane Kone (Mali), Wazimbo (Mozambique), Tribute to Prince Nico Mbarga (Nigeria), Teeyah (Ivory Coast) and Sam Fan Thomas (Cameroon).



The Children's Village:
Saturday, July 7 & Sunday, July 8

LIVE. PLAY. BEE.
The Children's Village at Afrofest provides fun activities for children and also serves to educate and inform about the wonder and diversity of the African continent. Activities will include face painting, working with clay, storytelling, beading, easels for painting and more.

Ruth Danziger will be the featured storyteller each day at 5pm. She cultivates the practice of storytelling in community venues including Storytelling Toronto, Three to Three and the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program.

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