Toronto's Habari Africa Festival Returns to Harbourfront Centre
As part of its weekend festival programming this summer, Toronto's Harbourfront Centre is once again set to highlight the cultures that shape Africa with the third edition of its Habari Africa festival.
Co-produced by Batuki Music Society, the 2016 edition of the festival runs from August 12 to 14, celebrating traditional West African griot music augmented by rumba and other contemporary sounds representing the African continent. Highlights include musical performances from Senegalese singer Mamy Kanouté, Congolese group Cour des Grands and Ethio-jazz singer Alemayehu Eshete.
"Habari Africa highlights the diversity of Africa through a variety of mediums including our exciting lineup of musical performances and interactive dance and drum workshops that take place throughout the weekend," Harbourfront Centre artistic associate Nadine McNulty said in a statement. "Torontonians have the opportunity to build a greater understanding and appreciation for African culture by experiencing it through the various art forms that are closely tied to the continent."
The 2016 edition of the festival is free of charge. Further information can be found through the Harbourfront Centre's event website here.