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African Descent Festival offers music, art, food, history and fashion

Jul 6, 2022 | Funding Recipient, Music + Sound Recording

With the third weekend of July quickly approaching, this also means the 8th annual African Descent Festival at Thornton Park is right around the corner. Since it’s creation in 2015, founder Yasin Kiraga M. and the African Descent Society BC have been offering this free community event that features a wealth of talent in music, art, crafts, culture, food, history and fashion.  

This year will be aiming to top the success of 2021’s hybrid offering of live and online, which amassed 11,000 attendees at the event and 250,000 online viewers.  Artists that will be performing include Master KG & Zanda Zakuza, Safi Madiba, Mazacotte Band, Makhadzi, Teon Gibbs and Xhalida and many more.  

Beyond the wide variety of music and art being showcased, there also will be an assortment of African food and vendors.  The event will also include a fashion show that is produced by Mawogan Fashion.  

Check out the full schedule for the African Descent Festival on July 16 & 17.