A delegation of Ghanaian businesspersons will participate in Afrofest 2018, Toronto’s multicultural festival aimed at boosting African culture which takes place from June 29 to July 14. Afrofest which is organized in Canada by Music Africa Incorporated is the largest free African Music Festival in North America and this year’s edition is the 30th anniversary of the festival.
The festival which used to be for two days has been expanded to nine days and will feature exhibitions, seminars and performances from all over Africa under the theme “Africa Celebrates Canada”. Afrofest showcases the best in African music, art, crafts, culture and food. More than 150,000 visitors are expected this year.
The nine day festival will take place in various cities of Ontario and climax on July 7 & 8 with performances by an array of African performers with the aim of having the most djembe players performing simultaneously.
Ghanaian organizations lined up to participate in Afrofest 2018 are Lynx Entertainment, Family Tree Entertainment, International Business Synergy Ltd, Nasoa Services, members of the Ghana Tourism Booster and the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO).
Some of the members of the business delegation are Abraham Adjartey, Alexander Acheampong, Edward Opoku and Hassan Yakubu while Sherifa Gunu, Andy Franco Osei, Ishmael Lamin and Bessa Simons are some of the performers.
Music for Africa, organizers of Afrofest is a community based organization that promotes African music in Toronto through its annual flagship music festival Afrofest. The organization was established in 1990 and is committed to enhancing appreciation and awareness of African music among Canadians and continues to strive to establish Toronto as a leading global center for African music.
The delegation is partly sponsored by Music Africa Inc and Family Tree Entertainment.