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Habari Africa Festival is a multi-disciplinary music and arts festival that displays the rich and diverse cultures of Africa.

Lakeview Market

6:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

Shopping

Kaabi Kouyaté

7:15pm – 8:00pm

Kabiné (Kaabi) Kouyaté continues the tradition, inspired by his late father, of tying the past to the present while thrilling audiences around the world with his charismatic performances.

The Maghreb Project

8:00pm

The Maghreb project brings the desert sounds of the Sahara region of North Africa to life and crosses cultural borders.

Dance

Music

Arabesque Dance Canada & Arabesque Earthshakers

9:15pm – 9:45pm

Founded by Yasmina Ramzy, Arabesque Canada has its artistic roots in Egyptian and Syrian culture and lineage.

Dance

Zahara

9:45pm –11:00pm

Zahara, birth name Bulelwa Mkutukana, creates original music that blends several musical genres including neo-soul, Afro-pop sounds, traditional Xhosa rhythms, gospel, reggae and blues.

Music

Lakeview Market

12:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

Shopping

Mohamed Diaby & Manding Foli Kan Don

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Mohamed Diaby brings over 23 year’s experience in multi-disciplines of Guinea’s musical instruments, dance styles and traditions to the stage.

Dance

Music

Siraba Drum Workshop with Amadou Kienou

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Join Master drummer and griot Amadou Kienou at the Siraba ("the meeting place on the road") as he shares the universal language of the drum. Djembes will be available for participants.

Music

Kalimba Orchestra with Njacko Backo

2:00pm – 4:00pm

In this interactive fun children's workshop, Njacko Backo invites you to join the Kalimba Orchestra – play and create your own sounds!

Family

Learning

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Learn the traditions of Moko Jumbie, a stilt-dancing forest spirit, using specially designed kid-sized training stilts.

Family

Learning

Sangele Headwrap Workshop with Sani Abu

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Learn the creative art and cultural traditions of "SANGELE", traditional African head-wraps in this interactive workshop led by Sani Abu Mohammed of ijovudu Dance Company. OGE-SISE!

Learning

Brian Litvin & Jabulani

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Based in Toronto, Brian Litvin brings his homegrown blend of Zulu folk music, township jive and Cape Town jazz to audiences across Canada. He has performed as a solo artist and together with his band Jabulani.

Music

aKasha

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Writer/director Hajooj Kuka takes a self-assured step towards fictional storytelling in this comedy pivoting on an unlikely love triangle between a boy, a girl and an AK-47 in rebel-held areas of Sudan.

Film

Balafon Village with Adama Daou

4:30pm – 5:30pm

With simple rhythmic and melodic exercises, Adama Daou will introduce you to the balafon, an African wooden xylophone.

Learning

Music

DJ Moussa & ZahraMoves

4:30pm – 5:30pm

ZahraMoves perform traditional West African dance as DJ Moussa delivers an intoxicating mix of music.

Music

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