Friday, June 19, 2015

Africa in Toronto: 27th Annual Afrofest 2015 // July 4 & 5 2015


From a media release:

Africa in Toronto:
27th Annual Afrofest 2015 // July 4 & 5 2015
Woodbine Park, Toronto
Presented by Music Africa Inc.

For the first time in its history, Music Africa Inc. is partnering with Africa New Music to present the 2015 edition of AFROFEST which is shaping out to be our biggest festival yet. With about 35 scheduled live performances, workshops, spoken word artists, dance groups, an interactive children’s village and marketplace, with over 70 vendors, there is something for everyone.

With the Pan American games being held in Toronto in the summer of 2015, we are proud to part of this historic event. Though the details are still being finalized, the Pan Am torch relay will make a stop at AFROFEST onSunday July 05, 2015. By doing this, AFROFEST aims to promote the understanding of African culture by reaching out and attracting to non-African audiences.

The living legendary Zouk group – Kassav, The king of Makossa – San Fan Thomas and the highly energetic and dynamic Congolese group – Wenge Musica Nouvelle Generation featuring Bill Clinton Kalonji, Celeo Scram and Flamme Kapaya are just a few artists who are expected to thrill AFROFEST’s ever-growing audience. Stay connected to get more information on the AFROFEST schedule.

Check out the line-up

Some of the headliners:
Dacosta (Rwanda)
Kateneen Cheka (Guinea)
Tich Maredza Band (Zimbabwe)
Trinity (Botswana)
San Fan Thomas (Cameroon))
Wenge Musica – Bill Clinton Kalonji (Congo DRC)
Kassav (Paris-based Caribbean Zouk band)

Sam Fan Thomas - a legend in Cameroon - performing with fellow Cameroonian Tala Andre Marie in Paris in May 2015:



1 comment:

  1. Afrofest is a yearly musical celebration that observes African culture and unites numerous African groups. A significant number of the best stars of African music have performed at the occasion including Hugh Masekela, Papa Wemba, Amampondo, Oumou Sangare, African Guitar Summit, Mzwakhe Mbuli, Thomas Mapfumo, Oliver Mtukudzi and numerous different diplomats of African society. Thanks all.
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