An African music conference and festival launched in North America this week, for the first time ever.
African Music Week was created by AIM 2 Impact, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to raise awareness of the diverse and rich African culture and presence on the continent.
The festival will feature some of the continent’s best producers, and musicians and throughout and will take place in Toronto, which, according to Canada, is arguably one of the most multicultural cities in the world.
The exciting line-up features some of the hottest African stars including, Stonebwoy, Femi Abosede & Culture Force, Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble, Kobena Acquaah-Harrison, Waleed Abdulhamid, Trinity Mpho, Ruth Mathiang and Slim Flex
An Afrobeats concert will be held on 12th June and some of Canada’s African artists across the musical spectrum from Reggae to Hip-hop will take the stage including Femi Abosede & Culture Force, Stoneboy, Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble, Kobena Acquaah-Harrison, Waleed Abdulhamid, Trinity Mpho, Ruth Mathiang, Slim Flex and more. Tickets are $20 at Eventbrite. Phoenix Concert Theatre. Doors open at 8pm.
On 10th June, a documentary called Is it Sweet about the legendary Reggie Rockstone, the Godfather of Ghanaian Hiplife will be showcased at Blakbird / Pero Lounge, 812 Bloor St W, Toronto. Time: 8:00 PM-11:00 PM, tickets $10.
African Music Week will run from June 10th – 13th at multiple venues throughout Toronto. Events are ticketed and FREE admission. For the full African Music Week schedule and more information please visit: africanmusicweek.ca and follow @africanmusicwk.
story source: Pulse.com