Thursday, May 18, 2017


Press Release

Let's Celebrate Africa

Photo courtesy of Music Africa

TORONTO, ON (May 17, 2017) – Music Africa, organizers of the largest free African Music Festival in North America (AFROFEST), will be hosting a jam packed summer full of events in celebration of their 29 years of promoting African music and cultural heritage in Toronto. The first event to get the ball rolling is Africa Day - Toronto on Saturday, May 27, 2017, which will be hosted inside the vibrant concert venue Adelaide Hall located at 250 Adelaide St. West, Toronto.

Africa Day is aimed at bringing Africans together to celebrate a united Africa. Through our diversity, we are similar. Africa Day celebrates the unity within the African community in Toronto and the similarities in their music and culture. Africa Day will feature the city’s most sought out African hosts, DJs, artists, and performers, to keep attendees entertained during the festivities. There will also be a special fashion showcase, vendor pop-up’s, giveaways and more surprises in store for all guests. 

Other events which showcase the diversity in African art and bring the African community in Toronto together include:

African Music Conference: June 10, 2017 
AFROFEST Launch: June 10, 2017

Africa Celebrates Canada: July 1, 2017 
Pre-AFROFEST Event: July 7, 2017 
AFROFEST: July 8 & July 9, 2017

“In our 29th year, we aim to foster diversity and inclusion in Toronto by increasing the number of events which engage the African community and present various elements of African art and culture to Torontonians,” says Peter Toh, Executive & Artistic Director of Music Africa.

For more information about these events please visit Music Africa’s website at –

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About Music Africa

Music Africa is a not-for-profit community-based organization that promotes African music and culture in Toronto. Established in 1990, Music Africa is among the oldest and most respected organizations promoting African music in Canada. Through its activities and events, such as the annual Black History Month Concert Series, Music Africa is committed to enhancing appreciation and awareness of African music among Canadians and continues to strive to establish Toronto as a thriving global center for African music.

Twitter: @Afrofest 
Instagram: Afrofest_Toronto 

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