Festival Updates

Welcome to AFROFEST 2017.

We appreciate you! Your continuous support, has resulted in AFROFEST growing to become the largest free African festival in North America. We understand the value of sharing the African culture in the most diverse city in the world – Toronto, and it is our pleasure to have you share this experience with us. As you look around you will see amazing diversity exhibited by the artists, vendors and visitors: Accept it, embrace it, appreciate it, encourage it and learn from it – This is what makes our vibrant community great!

This year we are pleased to include three unique elements which enhance the value of the festival while catering to our ever growing international audience.

These include:

Having a three day festival. On July 7th, 2017, there will be an AFROFEST Pre-Party which will feature Bracket, X Maleya, Christy Lova, Dicko Fils and more…

AFROFEST 2017 will be recorded and broadcast on AfroGlobal TV (Rogers Cable – 708, Bell 2472).

This year we have included an area to cater for anyone with special needs and an area where nursing mothers can change their children. Please ask one of our volunteers for more information.

As you enjoy the festival, make sure you experience all it has to offer: The seasoned artists on the main stage, the up and coming artists on the Baobab stage, the bustling African market place for food and African art and crafts, the children’s creative village which has activities for children and our drum zone where some of the most amazing drummers within the African community in Toronto meet and play different styles of the African drum.

For 29 years, Music Africa Inc. which comprises of a team of volunteers has promoted African culture by bringing some of the most talented artists to grace us with their talent; becoming part of the team is easy, simply visit our membership booth and ask for information on becoming a member. The Board of Directors who direct the activities of the organization is derived from the membership.

While at AFROFEST please make a donation to support the continuous growth of the festival. Your donation will enable us to bring the best African talent from all over the world to showcase various elements of African culture. We are blessed to share this event together. Once again, thank you for your support and we hope you experience a wonderful AFROFEST 2017!

Peter T. Toh (MBA)

Executive and Artistic Director

Music Africa Inc.

Bracket – Nigeria
by AFROFEST-Toronto - July 4, 2017

  Bracket are a Nigerian afropop and R&B music duo "Smash" and "Vast" currently signed to Ape Planet and are best known for releasing hit singles like…

Mi Casa – South Africa
by AFROFEST-Toronto - July 4, 2017

  Mi Casa Music is coming off an unprecedented 2016 in which they toured multiple countries in Africa including Kenya,…

Gabacho Maroc – Morocco
by AFROFEST-Toronto - July 4, 2017

Highly creative, the Gabacho Maroc band features members from Morocco, France and Algeria. Their joyous stew of Afrojazz is enhanced…

Coco de CATIMBÓ feat Xocolate…
by AFROFEST-Toronto - July 4, 2017

  Capoeira Mestré and teacher Sérgio Xocolate is an International cultural and artistic ambassador of Indigenous Afro Brasilian traditional music…

Black Stars
by AFROFEST-Toronto - July 4, 2017

  The Black Stars was established under the visionary direction of Esie Mensah, a professional dancer and choreographer. The Black…

Ngoma Ensemble – Multinational
by AFROFEST-Toronto - July 4, 2017

Formed in 1995 this is a group of second generation young performers who capture the essence of their cultural heritage…

DJ Biggy – Ethiopia
by AFROFEST-Toronto - July 4, 2017

"DJ BIGGY,” Berhan Haile was born in Ethiopia, raised in Addis Ababa. In 1992, Berhan moved to Toronto and started…

X Maleya – Cameroon
by AFROFEST-Toronto - July 4, 2017

  X Maleya is an internationally acclaimed pan african trio whose music is based on their cultural roots and who…

Dicko Fils – Burkina Faso
by AFROFEST-Toronto - July 4, 2017

  Moulaye Dicko, also known by his stage name Dicko Fils, is a Burkinabé musician of Fulbe origin. He sings…

Ammoye – Jamaica
by AFROFEST-Toronto - July 4, 2017

  Rooted in the Reggae music of her native Jamaica, Ammoye effortlessly glides from Reggae and Dancehall to Gospel, Soul…