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DJ Moussa featuring dancer Fumu Jahmez

7:15pm – 8:00pm

Dance

Music

DJ Moussa delivers an intoxicating mix of different musical genres that includes zouglou, coupe decale, makossa, mbalax, ndombolo, hi-life, naija, zouk, kizomba, salsa, hip hop and R&B. One of Toronto's popular dancers and choreographer Fumu Jahmez, will join DJ Moussa to heat up the stage with his dance moves.

Daniel Nebiat and Tiruedel Zenebe

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Music

Eritrean krar player and vocalist Daniel Nebiat, member of the 2017 JUNO award winning group, Okavango African Orchestra performs on the Concert Stage with vocalist Tiruedel Zenebe, a popular performer of traditional and contemporary Ethiopian music.

Rhythm Umurisho

9:00pm – 9:30pm

Music

Burundian drumming group Rhythm Umurisho captivates with their intoxicating rhythms and intricate stick-handling techniques.

Noumoucounda Cissoko

9:30pm –11:00pm

Music

Noumoucounda Cissoko explores the explosive possibilities of the kora, as he cleverly moves between genres, from blues and jazz to hip-hop and rock, fused with his griot traditions, Senegalese pop and mbalax.

Mandé Foli Kan (Mandingo Music Groove)

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Music

Mandé Foli Kan brings to life the musical traditions of the ancient Mandingo Empire of West Africa in a rich polyrhythmic conversation between the djembe and balafon in the hands of master drummer and griot Amadou Kienou of Burkina Faso and master balafon player Adama Daou of Mali.

African Blues with “The Professor” Adam Solomon

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Music

Juno award winner "Professor" Adam Solomon is a master guitarist and composer. He sings in English, Swahili, and Mijikenda (the Nine Tribes from Mombasa on the Kenyan coast). The "Professor" creates a unique sound that combines acoustic African blues and jazz, spiced with traditional coastal East African rhythms.

Sebseb Belu Cultural Group

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Dance

Music

Sebseb Belu, a group consists of passionate and talented youth, performs dances from around Ethiopia, north, south, east and west.

EMAN the Warrior

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Music

Born in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, EMAN The Warrior is an inspirational singer songwriter based in Ottawa, able to inspire and entertain at the same time.

Balafon Village Workshop with Adama Daou

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Music

With simple rhythmic and melodic exercises, Adama Daou will introduce you to the balafon, an African wooden xylophone, that UNESCO has named as a masterpiece of intangible heritage.

Na Folike Workshop with master Djembefola Amadou Kienou

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Learning

Music

Bring the djembe drum to life with master drummer and griot Amadou Kienou! Learn the origins and role of the drum in Africa. Djembe is a Malinke word meaning “uniting people,” and this West African instrument speaks a universal language that people of all origins can learn.

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