$45 – $100

5th Annual African Cultural Week & AfriCaFest

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Archie Browning Sport Center

1151 Esquimalt Road

Victoria, BC V9A 3N6

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La seule FOIRE en BC entièrement dédiée au continent africain

African Village Experience

May 20, 2017

Archie Browning Sport Center

This event is open to public

African Village Experience is an interactive event that involves storytelling, singing, dancing and eating with participants. This experience will be lead by Jacky Essombé featuring Yoro Noukoussi.


May 20 - 29

African Drumming and Dancing Workshop

This interactive African contemporary dance workshop is lead by Merlin Nyakam. Merlin is a dancer, singer, actor and choreographer. He has reached an international status for his interpretations and teaching of African and Afro-Contemporary dance.

An interactive African drumming workshop lead by master drummer Amara Kanté. Of Malinké origin, Amara Kanté was born in Abidjan where he began drumming in traditional Malinké ceremonies at age 4. He is permeating the world with his art and passion, from performing for receptive audiences at festivals to teaching his craft to craving minds at workshops.



The Dance Performance

May 23

Dave Dunnet Community Theater

Open to the public

All guests artists will collaborate to put on a 2.5 hour show filled with dancing, drumming and African music. Participants will be encouraged to get out of their seats and dance along with the performers.

AfriCaFest/Africa Day

Open to the public

Expected attendance: 1000

Archie Browning Sport Center

May 27 from 11 am till 9 pm

AfriCaFest wraps up the activities of Cultural Week with a bang. In addition to music, dance, and a fashion show, our most popular booth is the African & Caribbean food booth. We will also host an African food market where guests can purchase African grocery items from local vendors and culinary artists. Our cultural education booths are also very popular, where guests have the opportunity to learn about African & Caribbean history using text and images. We will also have African drumming where guests can take workshops on African drumming. We also invite various cultural organizations around the city to vend at the event.


May 29, 2017

Afternoon Drum and Dance Finale

The general public will be invited to join both the students and masters in a drum and dance ensemble.




Opportunities:
*Volunteer
*Performance
*Arts
*Speakers (Symposium: A Glimpse into Africa)
*Food & Drink vendor
*Cultural Exhibitors


www.africafest.ca
www.vaccsociety.blogspot.ca

vaccsociety@gmail.com

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