This festival promotes culture awareness and connect artist from the corners of BC to present their Art and culture of African descent as part of intercultural understanding. Here in Canada, we are encouraged to embrace each other’s culture, heritage, and background, and by hosting an African Musical Festival to celebrate international cultures, the city is directly recognized in promoting this attitude of oneness among all ethnic groups and communities to embrace British Columbia Art and culture.
African Descent Festival is a cultural event that enables Canadians to enjoy and learn about different cultures from different parts of African descent people recognition, justice and honour and also helps to promote local artists in BC. It is a forum that provides every performer the opportunity to highlight their region (West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa and North Africa) music and cultural heritage of all people of African descent Latin America, African Caribbean, Brazil and all African descent people. Different community groups and organizations will be invited to participate by hosting booths of any culture of their choosing. Different ethnic Foods and games will be available. This event will have no admission.
For more information on this festival and to learn more about The African Descent trade visit their website here