Afro-Caribbean Music Extravaganza Sept 30 in Toronto

A full plate of delicious musical flavours on Sept 30th at the Randolph Theatre in Toronto!

One of the most interesting aspects of Toronto’s ethnic diversity is the wide range of cultures, languages and music within our Black community. We celebrate this diversity at our Music Festival this year with a closing concert of Afro-Caribean music !

We are Francophonie-en-fête, a Toronto event organization who has been celebrating cultural diversity for 12 years !

Many within the Toronto francophone community come from French-speaking countries in Africa and the Caribbean.  And many more Torontonians, who were born in Africa or in the Caribbean counties, speak English here. This concert, on September 30th, is a celebration of Afro-Caribbean music, no matter the language you speak !

We have a huge buffet of successful and professional artists performing on stage at the Randolph Theatre on Saturday September 30th ! Take a look at the menu:

Appetizer

The evening opens in the French tradition of a Wine & cheese event. Yum! For $20 you are welcome to savour and enjoy rich, delicious cheeses and a selection of wines. This pre-event taste-bud teaser starts 6 pm inside the Randolph Theatre.

First Course – TIFANE

Tifane

Tifane

Haitian-born Tifane is on stage at 8 pm. Her popularity is seen in her 200 000  Facebook. She takes her inspiration from her Haitian roots, and who was selected for the « Best Female Artist » award in New York in 2007. Drench your tastebuds in her magical voice, sensuality and Creole charm. Enjoy this taste of Tifane:   https://youtu.be/c8J1-LBwrhs?t=17s

Second course – OKAVANGO AFRICAN ORCHESTRA

okavango

These guys deliver a full-flavoured course of surround sound! The Okavango African Orchestra won a coveted Juno Award this year! They are 9 musicians from 7 African countries from Senegal to Madagascar.  Can you imagine how exciting this will be?! Here’s a sound teaser to whet your appetite:

 

Third course – ELAGE DIOUF

Élage Diouf

Élage Diouf

We are so excited to bring Montreal-based Elage to our stage in Toronto! His music, flavoured by his Senegal early years, is a complex and satisfying blend of percussion mixed in to his with pop, blues, world, folk and asiko sounds.

Trust us: you’ll be dancing in the aisles! Check out Elage’s exciting sound here:

Desert served first – FREE WEEKEND CONCERTS AT DISTILLERY, Sept 23-24

Whaaat ? Yes, a whole weekend of free concerts on Sept 23 and Sept 24 at the Distillery. Check out our social media to get the deets !

Tickets for Sept 30th are only $25 for general seating or $35 for VIP seating. Tickets for the Sept 30th concert are on sale now at :  http://francophonie-en-fete.com/en/welcome/

Come join our celebration of Afro-Caribbean music ! Help us grow our Family !