Festival celebrates African culture this summer

July 8, 2018 by  

The Africa Festival of Arts and Culture (AfriFest) is taking place this month in Halifax. It is presented by the Africa Festival of Arts and Culture Society.

The festival is paying tribute to the cultures of various African countries such as Nigeria and Ethiopia, as well as the Caribbean and the African Nova Scotian community. There will be musical performances and dance, with performers including Carson Downey, Bobo Musique and Amadou Kiernov set to perform, and a DJ to add to the musical atmosphere. There will also be Congolese dancers, African drummers, and spoken word artists. Dance performers will include the Maritime Centre for African Dance.

The event will also feature a variety of authentic African, Caribbean and Canadian foods and drinks for purchase. There will be arts and crafts vendors on hand to sell African-related items and visual arts displays.

No doubt this event will attract a lot of people from Halifax and the surrounding area who wish to celebrate African culture. A local poster printing firm may provide posters that will help to market such events in the surrounding community.

The Africa Festival of Arts and Culture will be held at Sackville Landing on Lower Water Street from July 20 to 22. Admission is free of charge. To find out more about this event, contact George Mbamula at 902-462-4350.