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Now in its fourth year, Habari Africa Festival features local and international artists who bring the evolving traditions and vibrant diversity of African culture to Toronto.

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8:00pm – 9:00pm


Through her music Blandine pours her heart and soul by fusing various Congolese genres. Her unique and soulful jazzy vocal style appeals not only to those with a broad music knowledge but also those who are great Congolese music fans.

DJ Moussa featuring dancer Fumu Jahmez

9:00pm – 9:45pm



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.

Africa Sings: A Celebration of African Music in Canada

9:30pm –11:00pm


Don't miss this memorable gathering of artistic excellence that features Cheka Dioubate and JUNO winning musicians Donne Roberts, Madagascar Slim, Kofi Ackah, Tichaona Maredza, Sadio Sissokho and Ebenezer Agyekum.

Late Night featuring Diblo Dibala & Matchatcha

10:30pm – 2:00am


A virtuosic approach to the guitar has made Diblo Dibala one of the top instrumentalists of modern African music. Known as “Machine Gun” for his speed and skill on the guitar, Diblo Dibala was born in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire). This is music for the dance floor!

Ubuntu Drum and Dance

12:30pm – 1:15pm



Ubuntu (I Am Because We Are) Drum and Dance Theatre is a grass root children’s group committed to celebrating African culture and history through drumming, dance and theatre.

Let's Drum and Dance for Life! Workshop with Njacko Backo

1:00pm – 1:45pm



Let's Drum and Dance for Life! brings together people of all ages to learn about percussion, African culture and cooperation

Haiba: Songs from Western Sudan

2:00pm – 2:45pm


Abdel Wahab Haiba is an accomplished oud player, singer and composer from El Obeid City in Western Sudan. His ensemble features a line-up of leading Sudanese musicians, with Tarig Shanga on bongos, Hamid Ismail on bass guitar and Misara Gandhi on accordion.

Balafon Village Workshop with Adama Daou

3:00pm – 4:00pm


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.

Nhapitapi Mbira

4:00pm – 5:00pm


Nhapitapi – a Shona word meaning sweet sounds – is a dynamic ensemble of Zimbabwe musicians, singers and dancers, who expertly weave ancestral rhythms and melodies with contemporary African flavours, conjuring musical magic in their midst.

Neema Children’s Choir

5:00pm – 5:30pm



Neema Children's choir – representing children in Uganda and the rest of Africa who have been orphaned due to the effects of civil war, AIDS and under-developed social systems – raise their voices in songs of love, gratitude and praise, testifying to the hope that brough them through unimaginable challenges.

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