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I am Africa, We are Africa! The Best of Africa celebrated in Toronto, August 27 to 31, 2014

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Returning for its fourth year, the Toronto African Film and Music Festival (TAFMF) will be showcasing film, music, and fashion from over 50 countries from August 27 to 31, 2014. This year’s festival will screen 12 films, feature 15 musical acts, 3 fashion shows, and showcase over 30 marketplace vendors celebrating the cultural mosaic of Africa.

The 5 day multi-cultural festival promises to be its biggest yet, with entertainment for the whole family, and showcased in two segments, a 3 day film festival, and 3 day music festival, allowing participants to see all of Africa’s top talents, and emerging artists.
Founder Paris Roger said “I started this festival after spending 3 years living and working in the film industry in West Africa where I also met my fiancé. When I came back to Canada with her we realized there was no festival celebrating the best of Africa film, music, and fashion all at once. We wanted to share the works of talented filmmakers, musicians, and fashion designers, and the spirit of the people”.
The films will be screened at Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, in Toronto and features a combination of World, Canadian and Toronto premiers exclusive to the TAFMF.
The music festival will be held at the Toronto Plaza Hotel’s outdoor grounds at 1677 Wilson Ave August 29 to 31, from 10 am to 7pm. Talent from the Canadian African community, and international acts never seen before in Canada will highlight the emerging sounds of the continent. The music festival will also host concerts on the Main Stage on Friday and Saturday at 9pm, with this year’s headliners Congolese superstar Mohombi, and Ugandan star JB.
The African Ball, a black tie Gala, celebrating significant achievers within the Pan African community as well as those contributed to its advancement. This dinner and awards event will be held on September 24 at the Fairmont Royal York.  Guests can look forward to 5 star cuisine prepared by a renowned celebrity chef, live entertainment, fashion show & special surprises.
Daily all access passes will be available, and provide access during the day to all events, including; concerts, fashion shows, and film screenings.
Tickets prices are $15 adult, $12 Student/Seniors and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets for the film festival are available online at Ticketgateway.com or http://torontoafricanfilmmusicfest.com/tickets.html

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