Finally, it’s that time of the year, we know that you’ve been looking forward to attend one of the best festivals happening every year in Montreal. The Festival Nuits d’Afrique is ready for its 30th edition. An edition that continues to celebrate and honor different cultures in one beautiful event. Discover and travel around the world while staying in Montreal.
For this edition, The Festival Nuits d’Afrique holds an even bolder and more diversified program reflecting the current musical trends and top legends of world music. To name a few, Rachid Taha, Tabou Combo, Orquesta Aragon and Manu Dibango.
The festival is from July 12 to 24, 2016, 13 days of special events that await the public. Adding to this edition is a sixth day of free outdoor activities on the Parterre of the Quartier des spectacles. Every year this music festival gather millions of people around the world and gathers some of the best known and unknown talent.
Here’s my top 5 concerts of this year’s 30th edition :
Come and dance on Cuban beats with HAVANA MAMBO on Wednesday 20th of July, the night promises to be muy caliente.
Nomadic Massive is the second band to see, the band is the definition of diversity, a full mix of rap, funk, blues and reggae. This band is colorful and energetic. They’ll be on stage Wednesday July 20th.
Sonia Aimy , this amazing Nigerian artist offers a fusion between Afro-jazz and African sacred songs , don’t miss it on Thursday 21st of July.
You may have heard about the famous band from Sierra Leone…yes Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars , they inspired many people with their music spreading a strong message of love and peace. They will be on stage on Friday 22nd of July.
Medway is known as one of the finest voices on the African continent. His sound is mix up with an original brew of various folklores from southern Côte d’Ivoire and modern sounds. He’ll be on stage Saturday, July 24, 2016.
This Nuits d’Afrique is guaranteed to be full of festivities and of new discoveries.
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