26th ANNUAL AFROFEST 2014: PRESENTED BY MUSIC AFRICA
JULY 5 – 6, 2014
WOODBINE PARK! FREE ADMISSION: RAIN OR SHINE
Afrofest 2014 is a chance to discover Africa in the heart of Toronto, presented by Music Africa on Saturday, July 5th and Sunday, July 6th at Woodbine Park, Lakeshore Boulevard East and Coxwell Avenue.
Held annually since 1989 Afrofest is a free showcase of the rich and diverse African culture. The festival features music, dance, drumming and theatre, with over 35 bands – both local and international. Peter Toh, President of Music Africa, says “Afrofest features programming for children and youth, as well as presenting some of the classic stars of African music. It’s a festival that provides something for everyone.” With a bustling African marketplace, boasting more than 60 food and craft vendors, artistic displays, The Creative Children’s Village, drum area, music workshops and organized fun and educational activities for youth, Afrofest is the African cultural event of the summer!
In addition to the performances on the main stage, there will be non-stop activity at the Baobab Stage with music and dance workshops.
Main stage artists at Afrofest 2014 include Malian virtuoso Cheikh Hamala Diabate, direct from Cameroon, South Sudan’s Ruth Mathiang, Madagascar Slim, Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble from Nigeria, DRC’s Soukous Tchtcho, Amare Kante from Guinea any many more.
Press release from : Music Africa