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24th Annual Afrofest 2012, July 7-8, 2012

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Afrofest 2012 is a chance to discover Africa in the heart of Toronto, presented by Music Africa. Held annually since 1989, it is a free showcase of the rich and diverse African culture, on the weekend of Saturday July 7 and Sunday July 8 at our new location – Woodbine Park, Lakeshore Boulevard East and Coxwell Avenue.

The festival features music, dance, drumming and theatre, with over 25 bands, both local and international. With a bustling African marketplace, boasting more than 60 food and craft vendors, artistic displays, a Children’s Village, a drum area, music workshops and organized fun and educational activities for youth and children, Afrofest is the African cultural event of the summer!  

In addition to the performances on the main stage there will be non-stop activity at the Baobab Stage, with music and dance workshops, including by main-stage performers. The Children’s Village area is designed to teach and inform about the diversity of the culture through art and crafts, drumming, and storytelling.

This year, Afrofest is going green! The festival will dedicate the weekend to promoting green initiatives and that of community and local not-for-profit organizations doing work to preserve the environment.

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Full festival details will be announced and celebrated June 7th from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West.  

Music Africa gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.

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