Sunday, June 1, 2014


Press Release

Afrofest 2014
Celebrating African Music & Culture

Masai woman (Photo courtesy of Jack-z)

TORONTO - Music Africa presents Afrofest 2014 at Woodbine Park on July 5 & 6 2014. Music Africa is currently working on this year's Afrofest programming and their website will be updated periodically.

The Woodbine Park will be filled with two days of lots of exciting things happening. This is some of what you can expect this year at Afrofest:

  • An assortment of entertainment Artistes from Africa and Local Artistes from Canada. Events will kick off from 1 pm on both days
  • Children's Village where kids can enjoy a variety of fun activities
  • Tasty Food provided by Afrofest's food vendors
  • Artifacts, clothing, fashion, cosmetic booths and many more. You will certainly enjoy buying unique products from Afrofest's creative vendors
  • A chance to visit Afrofest's membership table and find out the benefits of being a Music Africa member. This is a powerful way to ensure your voice can be heard as far as affairs of Music Africa are concerned.
  • A chance to also volunteer before, during and after the two days of exciting programming.

Mzwakhe Mbuli - Kwazulu Natal


Afrofest is an annual musical festival that celebrates African culture and brings together many African communities. Many of the greatest stars of African music have performed at the event including Hugh Masekela, Papa Wemba, Amampondo, Oumou Sangare, African Guitar Summit, Mzwakhe Mbuli, Thomas Mapfumo, Oliver Mtukudzi and other ambassadors of African culture. With over 100,000 people attending over the week end the festival is the largest annual gathering of African communities in Canada. 

Held annually since 1989, Afrofest is a showcase of a rich and diverse African culture. With a bustling marketplace, food and craft vendors, artistic displays, a Children’s Village, a drum stage, music workshops, and organized fun and educational activities for youth and children, the festival provides guaranteed fun for the whole family. Afrofest is the biggest African music event of the summer. The free festival welcomes people of all ethnicities and communities and is a chance to discover Africa in the heart of Toronto.
Source: Music Africa

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