The 4th annual African Descent Festival is coming to Vancouver this weekend

Jul 19 2018, 9:43 pm

The fourth annual African Descent Festival is returning to Vancouver this weekend.

The event allows visitors to celebrate and learn more about the cultural background and diversity of people of African descent living within Vancouver.

The goal, says festival organizers, is to allow Vancouverites to enjoy and learn more about the various cultures and countries from Africa, “some of which have strong embedded grassroots initiatives and history within the city.”

African Descent Festival

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African Descent Festival

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One of the highlights of the festival looks to be a number of live performances taking place across the two-day event.

The performances will be topped off by Eddy Kenzo and the Ghetto Kids, along with their live band.

Kenzo recently won ‘Favourite African Star’ at the 2018 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards. He’s also worn a handful of other awards including AFRIMA Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and ‘best African Entertainer’ at the International Reggae and World Music Awards.

The Ghetto Kids made a recent appearance at the Grammy Awards, where they collaborated with French Montana for a live performance of his debut song ‘Unforgettable’.

Other notable names include Emmanuel Jal, Ezra Kwizera, Alpha Yaya Diallo, and Missy D.

In addition to an amazing lineup of artists, a fashion show will take place on the Saturday of the festival.

African Descent Festival

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The fourth annual African Descent Festival takes place on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 at Thornton Park in Vancouver.

The event runs from 10 am to 8 pm on both days and is free to attend.

African Descent Festival 2018

Where: Thornton Park – 1166 Main Street, Vancouver

Time: 10 am to 8 pm

When: Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2018

Admission: Free of charge

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