It was certainly an Afrofest to remember (2015)

July 18, 2015

Presented by Music Africa, Afrofest 2015 took place at Woodbine Park on July 4 & 5. Africa came to life during those 2 days with great music, delicious food and beautiful pieces from vendors. From drumming sessions and dancing workshops to playing games in the children's village, there were activities for the whole family.

There were over 35 live performances by artists from all over the globe, singing in the many beautiful languages spoken in Africa. Musicians came from Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Botswana and Kenya, just to name a few. Dance groups celebrated their heritage by performing their  traditional dances.

With over 70 vendors, festival attendees had the opportunity to shop for African-inspired clothing, unique jewelry, natural body products and beautiful wooden carvings. The air was filled with delicious aroma of various dishes from Nigeria to Congo. 

In addition to Afrofest, the city of Toronto is also hosting the 2015 PanAm Games. On the Sunday, the PanAm Games Torch Relay passed through the park and the torch was lit by South Sudanese hiphop artist, Emmanuel Jal. 

The 2 day celebration ended with the much anticipated performance by the legendary zouk band, Kassav, and the crowd went wild as they performed their classic hits. The 2015 Afrofest was certainly an Afrofest to remember and we can't wait for 2016. See more images.

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Images by CJ Cromwell




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