Aug 12

Afrikadey! An Oasis in the Centre of Calgary

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Various Afrikadey events have been happening around downtown Calgary this week, but the most anticipated event, the concert, takes place tomorrow.

Prince’s Island Park will be transformed into Africa through music, dance and food. Various acts are set to take the stage Saturday, including Kenya born Shad, or Shadrach Kabango. Raised in Canada, the young rapper has had rapid success in the past couple of years.  Shad gained most attention when he won a Juno award for Rap Recording of the Year, beating out the very popular Drake.

There are many other acts to discover in the lineup that aren’t as well known as Shad, but are equally talented. Of course there are many local artists that are scheduled, so make sure to check them out as well.

The island is arguably the best part of downtown Calgary, an oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city.

This is the festival’s 20th anniversary, which is a testament to it’s popularity.  Festivals are a great, not to mention easy, way to experience new cultures. So get out there!

Prince’s Island becomes Africa
Prince’s Island Park
Saturday, August 13, 10:00am – 10:00pm
Tickets available at the gate

Photo Credit: Ken Mann

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