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Afrofest Toronto - July 10 & 11

No worries for FIFA/Afrofest fans - from a media release.


AFROFEST & WORLD CUP
July 10 & 11
Queen's Park, Toronto

The final weekend of the World Cup, Africa’s first hosting of the most watched sporting event on the planet, falls on the same weekend as Afrofest. There’s no need to miss any of the action in South Africa or at Queen’s Park. The final will be shown live in the park on two big screens. Come and be part of the energy and excitement of both events! For more details check out the link.

This year marks the 22nd annual Afrofest, a free showcase of the richness and diversity of African culture.  Events include song, dance, drumming and theatre featuring world-renowned African music acts as well as dozens of highly-rated African musical groups based in Canada. With a bustling African marketplace, food and craft vendors, artistic displays, a Children’s Village, a drum stage, music and dance workshops, and organized fun and educational activities for youth and children, there really should be something for everyone.

Musical superstar Meiway will be one of the headline acts. ‘The Genius of Bassam’ hails from Côte d'Ivoire, but he rules dance floors all across Africa. With 9 albums to his name over a recording career spanning 15 years, the award-winning creator of “zoblazo” music will bring his gripping rhythms to the Afrofest main stage.

‘Zimbabwe's Rebel Woman’ Chiwiniso has already packed several lifetimes worth of honours and collaborations into her musical career. Fronting some of Southern Africa’s best musicians, she’ll perform the deeply uplifting songs that have made her one of the most exciting young talents in contemporary African music.

 

Other international acts include:
Also performing:

Those are just the highlights - there are many many more!!

Afrofest 2010 will be broadcast live on CIUT, 89.5 FM on both days of the festival.


Follow all the World Cup action on CBC Radio 99.1 FM (Also find out about their World Cup celebrations and street parties):   Your African World Cup station in Toronto.

Music Africa gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.

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