ans, supporters, solidas, local and international sponsors of African Descent Festival Vancouver BC.
★ The 4th annual African Descent Festival, July 21-22, 2018 local, International artists such as EDDY KENZO & The Ghetto Kids ★ Food ★ Fashion ★ Spoken Work ★ History ★ Black Strathcona,
Family friendly event held at Thornton Park, next to Hogan's Alley, Vancouver's historical neighborhood for people of African descent since 1900 and Black Strathcona heritage in Vancouver.
Do you identify as a person of African Descent?
Come loud and proud - traditional clothing welcome!
Are you interested in African arts, heritage and culture?
Come and support our unique event, which brings all people together in order to celebrate African descendants across the planet and International decade for people of African Descent through live music.
★★ Please invite and SHARE this event to make this our biggest year yet ★★
Contact Founder & Executive Director and Artistic Director Yasin
Phone: 6043554434 or festival production team on our website.
African Descent Festival is organized and presented by the African Descent Society British Columbia (ADSBC), which is a arts and cultural heritage non-profit organization based in Vancouver Hogan's Alley. Our mission is to promote the arts, culture, and heritage of the people of African descent who reside in Vancouver BC since 19th century and rejuvenate Hogan's Alley with African Descent Cultural Centre after the City remove the Georgia Viaduct which destroyed our community late in 1970's. This is done through live music and cultural presentations in honour of the United Nations International Decade for African Descent (2015-2024), UNESCO General History of Africa, and in memory of Hogan's Alley and the vibrancy that existed in Hogan's community hub. We are proud of the long journey advocate for a Cultural Centre. The City recognized this project once they remove the Viaduct to allocate a space for people of African descent.
We would like to acknowledge that we are organizing an event that is taking place on the unceded and ancestral lands of the Stó:lō, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We emphasize our gratitude towards these Nations for our ability to organize on this land.
Thanks for all your love and great thanks to all our leadership volunteers. Invite your friend and family to amazing festival 2018.