July 7, 2016

Upcoming Events: Afrofest 2016 ~ Future Routes ~ Injera & Chill

This upcoming weekend, the city will be filled with some great African events!

Some will satisfy your taste buds, while some will having you vibing to great Afrobeat music.

Find out more about these events...

Afrofest 2016:

It's that time again y'all! Afrofest 2016 is finally here!!!

This annual 2 day African cultural and music festival is going down this weekend and will be jam packed with great performances, delicious food, vibrant african fashion & art, great people and all around nice vibes. In addition, this year the festival will be headlined by popular Ghanaian Hiplife music duo Ruff & Smooth.

I look forward to this event every year and its always a great time.

Date: Saturday July 9 - Sunday, July 10
Location: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E.
Time: 12:00pm - 10:00pm (Saturday); 11:30am - 9:00pm (Sunday)
Cost: FREE
Event Info: HERE
Event Schedule: HERE

Ghanaian Musicians Ruff & Smooth

 Official Afrofest Afterparty:

The fun continues after Day 1 of Afrofest at the official Afrofest afterparty.

When: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Location: The Six Supper Club, 365 King St. W.
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Tickets: $20 in advance

Future Routes:

Orlando Julius
Lakou Mizik
D'bi.Young Anitafrika

As part of their 'Future Routes' music series, Harbourfrount Centre will be featuring performances by a number of African & Caribbean artists.

This series will include performances by Nigerian Afrobeat musician Orlando Julius & The Afro Soundz, Haitian Kompa music band Lakou Mizik and award winning Jamaican playwight, dub poet and performer D'bi.Young Anitafrika & The 333.

Date: Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10
Location: Harbourfront Centre, Concert Stage, 235 Queens Quay West
Time: See performance schedule HERE
Cost: FREE
Event Info: HERE

Official Gumbo Future Routes Afterparty:

It doesn't end there! After the show, Supafrik & Shaman brings you the official Gumbo Future Routes afterparty, featuring the Black Stars Dance Crew.

When: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Location: Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West
Tickets: HERE
Event Info: HERE

Injera + Chill:
This one is for all you Injera lovers!

Brought to you by the Black Foodie & Eden Zeweldi as part of the EFSNA Ethiopian Soccer Tournament week of activities, this event celebrates East African food, culture and music.

Injera & chill while enjoying some rooftop patio vibes

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Time: 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Tickets: HERE
Event Info: HERE

So may great choices! Y'all know I'll definitely be out and about checking out some of these events, and you should as well.

Looks like its going to be an 'Afrobeat in the City' weekend for me. Looking forward to it! :)