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What’s On Calendar
August 10–12, 2018

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Fatoumata Kouyate & Mabinty Sylla – Guinè

Friday, August 10, 2018
9:00pm

This talented balafonist, singer, percussionist, and founder of Groupe Djéliguinet et ses Enfants is descended from a live of griots, and member of the National Theatre Troupe of Guinea and Amazones Women Drummers.

Afro Dance MozAfro Dance Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2018
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Pulga Muchochoma will share his unique Mozafro (Mozambique-Afro) style of movement, which combines traditional dance with Afro-Fusion styles and popular dances of Nigeria, Ghana and Angola.

Indian Ocean Roots

Saturday, August 11, 2018
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Indian Ocean Roots is a group of women who have come together to represent regions of Africa, including the Comoros Islands, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar and Seychelles.

South Sudan Acholi Cultural Dance Group

Saturday, August 11, 2018
3:30pm – 4:15pm

Enjoy exciting performances of traditional dances like the Larakaraka, Bwola and Dingi-Dingi, which have been passed down through generations.

Film: Burkinabè Rising

Saturday, August 11, 2018
4:00pm – 5:15pm

A small landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians and engaged citizens who carry on the revolutionary spirit of former president Thomas Sankara.

DJ Moussa with Fumu Jahmez

Saturday, August 11, 2018
6:00pm – 6:30pm

DJ Moussa delivers an intoxicating mix of different musical genres as dancer and choreographer Fumu Jahmez performs.

Félicité

Saturday, August 11, 2018
7:00pm – 9:05pm

Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her son falls victim to an accident, and she’s left to pay for life-saving treatment.

Africa All-Stars

Saturday, August 11, 2018
8:00pm

This star-studded collective unites the talents of JUNO award-winning musicians, each an expert in their individual style and together promising to keep attendees dancing non-stop.

The Black Stars

Saturday, August 11, 2018
9:00pm

The Black Stars is a coalition of afro-influenced dancers, combing styles such as Azonto, Kuduro and Ndom, under the visionary direction of Esie Mensah, one of the top dancers and choreographers in Canada.

Afrohouse Dance with Albena de Assis

Sunday, August 12, 2018
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Learn some of the basic steps for Afrohouse, a dance style popular in a number of African countries!

Neema Children's Choir

Sunday, August 12, 2018
2:30pm

This choir of children from across Africa, who have been orphaned due to civil war, AIDS and under-developed social systems, raises their voices in songs of love, gratitude and praise.

Film: Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba

Sunday, August 12, 2018
3:00pm – 4:30pm

This film serves as a powerful introduction to a new generation to Miriam Makeba: South African singer, anti-apartheid activist and the voice and hope of Africa.

Sebseb Belu Ethiopian Dance Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2018
3:00pm – 3:45pm

Rebecca Omer and Samuel Bekele will be giving you a tour around Ethiopia as they teach you the dances of the Tigray, Amhara, Gurage, Oromo and Wolayta.

Élage Mbaye

Sunday, August 12, 2018
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Senegalese master drummer Élage is a descendant of a griot family, and music, dance and percussion are all part of his life.

AfroFusion Dance Workshop with Esie Mensah

Sunday, August 12, 2018
5:00pm – 5:45pm

AfroFusion is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary African styles fused with hip hop, dancehall, soca, contemporary, house and more.

Mukanya: Conversations with our Fathers

Sunday, August 12, 2018
5:00pm – 5:27pm

From a past marred by drunkenness and violence, the village menace, Mukanya, embarks on a journey to redeem himself by saving his son. This is the journey of two men transforming into fathers. Followed by a Q&A with film-maker Siza Mukwedini.

West African Dance workshop with Mabinty Sylla & Fatoumata Kouyaté

Sunday, August 12, 2018
5:30pm – 6:00pm

Join dancer Mabinty Sylla and musician Fatoumata Kouyaté for a fun and challenging workshop on West African dance!

Sadakah featuring ijo vudu Dance Company

Sunday, August 12, 2018
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join the ijo vudu Dance International parade to the centre of Habari Africa Festival! Everybody is welcome to join, drum, dance, clap and sing along.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details, inquire at the Info Desk or call 416 973 4000.

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