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  • blog July 24, 2017

    Mû Mbana on the End of Show Biz at Nuits d’Afrique

    All pictures by the author. Between a brief dancing gorilla attack and some truly incompetent attempts at Congolese percussion by us, the crowd, it was another perfect day at the Nuits d’Afrique Festival in Montreal. Although that evening when I … Read more »

  • blog July 20, 2017

    Mokoomba at Nuits d’Afrique, Montreal

    Summer in Canada’s second-largest city is amazing. While many cities have free outdoor concerts and festivals, Montreal has an entire district of their city center devoted to them—the “Quartier des Spectacles.” Literally just this week there’s a food festival, a … Read more »

  • interview October 30, 2015

    Beyond Folklore: Akawui on Andean Rhythms and Powwow

    One of the highlights of this past summer’s Nuits d’Afrique Festival in Montréal was an electrifying performance by Akawui, a Montréal-based musician with Andean roots. Akawui also won this year’s Syli d’Or competition–both the grand prize and Afropop’s prize for stage … Read more »

  • blog October 28, 2015

    Visions of Diversity: Montreal Showcases Up-and-Coming World Music Acts

    For a city of only 1.6 million people, cultural diversity is incredibly high in Montreal. Vision Diversité is a program that for the last five years has sought to showcase up-and-coming local world music acts, and dole out a variety … Read more »

  • blog August 18, 2015

    The Haitian-Quebec Experience

    This year marked the 29th edition of Montreal’s Festival International Nuits d’Afrique, which ran from July 7-19. As in previous years, the festival included both international as well as homegrown musical acts representing the panorama of the African diaspora experience. … Read more »

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