AFROFEST Media Release, Regina SK
This weekend, Victoria Park is going to come alive with the rhythms and sounds of Africa. Regina’s newest festival – Regina AfroFest – will launch on Friday, July 4, 2014 with a drum workshop at Boomtown Drums on 1801 Retallack Street 4:00 – 5:30 pm and an outdoor event on Saturday, July 5 from Noon – 8:00 pm at Victoria Park.
AfroFest is a celebration of Africa’s diverse cultures – right here in Regina. The event was formed from a vision to bring people together to experience African music, culture, and traditions; and especially to increase awareness and interest in African culture.
The festival will feature live music performances by international and local groups showcasing a wide range of African music styles including, Afrobeats, roots reggae, traditional drumming, Soukouss and Afro-pop. The line-up will feature Njacko Backo (Cameroon), Master drummer Amara Kanté (Guinea), Coffieman (Ghana), ClearVox (an eight-piece Soukouss band from Congo), local reggae group Dr. Bird & Blue Beat, African Princess Dance Troupe and more. Regina AfroFest will offer something for everyone… from traditional dishes, colourful clothing, authentic African arts & crafts, face painting and storytelling for the kids.
Jump.ca, a SaskTel Authorized Dealer, will be the presenting sponsor of Regina AfroFest 2014. As a local Saskatchewan business, Jump.ca recognizes the important role cultural events such as Regina AfroFest play in building vibrant communities in the province.
Tickets are available online www.reginaafrofest.com and at all Jump.ca locations.