Franco-fête is a diverse, multiethnic celebration of francophone culture with activities for the whole family ranging from culinary creations to dance and most of all, "musique francophone."

 

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8:00pm

Literary Arts

Improvisor, comedian and author, Stéphane Guertin will entertain you with his own brand of traditional storytelling.

La Ligue du Bonheur

9:00pm

Music

With an arsenal of music, song and dance this new force advocates 'la joie de vivre' of the good old days! Good old French Canadian "soirée" at its best!

Espace Mini-TFO

12:30pm – 8:00pm

Family

Facilitators from Fesfo will animate game and face-painting stations!

Gregory Furstoss

1:00pm

Food

Sous-chef at Senses in Toronto will take you through one of his delicious recipes.

Mini Spectacle de Mini-TFO

1:30pm

Family

An interactive show for children. Join the two hosts, Marianne and Dino as they perform songs, scenes, games and nursery rhymes.

Alpha Rythm Roots

2:00pm

Music

The Toronto-based Guinean company presents traditional music and dance from their native land.

Bombolessé

2:30pm

Music

Bombolessé offers up a unique blend of funk and rock incorporating the rhythms of Brazil and Africa.

Tagine Moroccan Restaurant

3:00pm

Food

The chefs from the Tagine Moroccan Restaurant will take you through delicious vegetarian and chicken dishes. Presented with the Moroccan Association of Toronto.

Collège Français de Toronto

3:30pm

Music

A group of talented musicians from Le collège français de Toronto.

Thierry Schmitt

5:00pm

Food

A demonstration on assembly and presentation of cakes and pastries by Thierry Schmitt, Pastry Chef of La Pâtisserie la Cigogne.

XLA

5:30pm

Music

Music spiced with latin flavours, Middle-Eastern inspirations, Reggae and urban rhythms.

Amélie Lefebvre

7:00pm

Music

Described as "delightful and delicious," Amélie Lefevbre is a singer-songwriter who performs old-fashioned cabaret stylings and uplifting acoustic melodies.

Madame Moustache

8:00pm

Music

An eclectic girl band accompanied by their "Helping Men," takes country-western to new heights.

Kaïn

9:30pm

Music

The multi-award winning Kaïn is one of Québec’s most popular bands, performing a rare concert outside of their home province.

The After-Party with Radio Radio

11:00pm – 2:00am

Music

Radio Radio is comprised of two Acadian rappers and two producers feverishly pushing the limits of electronica and hip-hop.

XLA

11:00pm

Music

Music spiced with latin flavours, Middle-Eastern inspirations, Reggae and urban rhythms.

Fête de la Musique

12:30pm – 6:00pm

Music

An international event that popularizes the practice of music and familiarizes people from every age and background with every type of musical expression.

Jaffa Road

12:30pm

Music

One of Canada's most exciting and innovative World Music bands peforming original and ancient poetry in Hebrew, English and Judeo-Spanish.

Espace Mini-TFO

12:30pm – 6:00pm

Family

Facilitators from Fesfo will animate game and face-painting stations!

Children’s choirs

1:15pm

Music

Le Choeur d’enfants des Patriotes and Chantons en coeur are two exceptional francophone children’s choirs from the Toronto area.

Joanna Moon

2:00pm

Music

Inspired by a range of Flamenco artists from Spain, the French-Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist sings in French and Spanish and fuses Flamenco, Cuban and Arabic beats.

Marie-Josée Houle

3:30pm

Music

No polkas or foxtrots for this accordion diva; instead, she combines her classical, punk rock, and French cabaret sensibilities into one sultry stew of sound.

Dave Neil Jazz Trio

3:30pm

Music

The Dave Neil Trio is comprised of musicians from the faculty of music at the University of Toronto.

Tamsir Seck

4:15pm

Music

Senegalese drummer and dancer Tamsir Seck offers dynamic and explosive rhythms on the Djembé, Tama, Sabar and "Xalam".

Paul Reddick and Philippe Flahaut

5:00pm

Music

Paul Reddick is a singer, composer and harmonica player. His songs explore the mysteries of the blues, country and folk. Francophone musician Philippe Flahaut will join him on stage for the grand finale of the festival.

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