Summer festival to showcase African culture

June 30, 2018 by  

Africanival is taking place next month in Edmonton for two days.

The festival promises to showcase all aspects of African culture. This will include musical entertainment, an African market, and plenty of authentic food and drink. There will be a Fashion Village with shows and exhibits, beer garden, and film tent.

Guests will enjoy poetry and spoken word from Alison Clarke, visual arts displays in the Arts Tent and dance performances. In addition, there will be a Gospel Hour and a kids’ corner no doubt featuring a variety of family-friendly activities, games and children’s performers.

Some of the musical guests that will be performing at the festival this year are Equalizer Kamo, Oozeela and King Ramon. The event also has several emcees, including Amanda Nothando. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the performances, although there will be some seating provided for the disabled and elderly.

The African market will be offering arts and crafts, souvenirs, clothing, food and general merchandise, all of which are from or inspired by Africa.

Organizers of this event might approach an Edmonton printing services company to order materials to advertise in the community.

Africanival will be held at 10581 107 Street in Edmonton from July 14 to 15. Admission is free of charge. For the most up-to-date information about this festival, call 780-236-2526.