Upcoming Event: Afrikadey!

Posted by Justin Havre on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at 11:28am.


Living in or around Calgary; or planning a trip to Alberta, Canada? Is it during August 5th  to 8th well you’re in luck! Especially if you are a lover of the Arts and Culture; we invite you to enjoy Afrikadey!  

What is Afrikadey, Anyway?

What is Afrikadey!? Created by The Afrikadey! Arts & Culture Society directed by Tunde Dawodu. This festival observes the affluence and vitality of the African way of life. “Africa is Alive, Africa is Well, Africa is There” the meaning of Afrikadey! derived from the broken English spoken in West Africa.

Why is this festival unforgettable? Reminiscent of Africa the event is truly gratifying with its variety. A bursting cornucopia of literature, art, dance, and musical styles entrenched in the mother land.

Calgary is home to numerous Africans and this is a fantastic occasion for them to come together as one with the Calgarians and residents of surrounding areas to embrace the beauty of their traditions. As they have done for 23 years strong, the Afrikadey! Festival will link all participants African & non-African through appetizing food, imaginative arts, and lively music. Let’s Make 2015 the most memorable Afrikadey! Festival to date.

So come enjoy the visual arts, literature, film, theatre, dance, food, and music of Mother Africa in all her allurement at Calgary’s Afrikadey!

Afrikadey! Festival Mission

  • Cultural diversity, global awareness, and encourage social unity.
  • Boost visibility of the worth of ethnically diverse communities by incorporating African arts into the Canadian cultural montage.
  • Inspire better perceptive of African heterogeneity and its various forms of expressive customs.

The event is taking place at Prince's Island Park Calgary and prices vary from $20 to $25 depending on your age. The event takes place during the month of August and you are guaranteed to have a good time. Do not wait until it is too late to get your tickets.

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