Join us for a community forum focused on the International Decade for People of African Descent. The forum will tackle the following topics: Black Ownership & Generating Wealth, Media Representation, Arts & Black Identity, Mental & Physical Health, Accessing Justice & Community Safety, Migration and Inclusion, Education Democratic Engagement, Access to Affordable Housing and Shelter.
The Decade is significant as it promotes respect, protection, and fulfilment of human rights of people of African Descent. We believe that this event is in line with the objectives of celebrating Black History Month.
Join us for an evening of music, food tasting, fashion and dance celebration as we promote the best of the African Heritage in Canada! Live performance: THE MANDINGO EXPERIENCE by ADAMA BILOROU Originally from Burkina Faso, Adama composes and performs an explosive melange of musical genres inspired by his native culture, and infused with sounds from Europe and beyond. He has performed with Carlos Santana, Manu Dibango, Marcus Miller, and many more artists from around the world, and has led workshops across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. *************************** AFTER PARTY FROM 10 PM The African Spirit Night, our classic monthly Dinner & Dance party with our Afro Beats favorite DJ VINNIE BUGATTI and GUEST featuring the best in new and vintage African and Afro-Latin dance music ! ********************************** DOORS OPEN: 7 PM Online Ticket: $20.00 Dinner: $35 Ticket will be available at the door for $40.00 on the day of the event. (BY RESERVATION ONLY) After Show party f…
is a vibrant Festival which objective is intimately aligned with the
spirit of Canadian Heritage and of Canadian culture as a whole. Our
purpose since our inception in 2012, has been to build the Victoria
and British Columbia community through the celebration and awareness
of African and Caribbean arts, culture and heritage. AfricaFest is
quickly becoming one of BC’s largest cultural fairs which brings
together British Colombians from all cultures and background to
celebrate the tastes, smells, sights, rhythms and sounds of Africa
and the Caribbean. The many activities planned aim to ensure a
diverse representation of various regions of Africa and the
Caribbean, encourage people to feel a sense of community pride, and
showcase the artistic and culinary talents of African and Caribbean
participants. Those activities include: African Cultural Week Kick Off Gala: May 20th : African Awareness Activities: May 20-27 Performance: May 23: THE DAVE DUNNET COMMUNITY THEATRE A Glimpse …