Toronto, ON – Franco-Fête de Toronto is proud to announce the preliminary artist lineup for its 37th edition. From July 5th to 7th, Franco-Fête de Toronto will be back in Yonge-Dundas Square to represent and, more importantly, celebrate Francophonie at its finest. This is the biggest event of its kind in all of Southwest Ontario and will offer a wide range of activities free of charge.
This year, Franco-Fête is exploring various parts of the global Francophonie by devoting a full day, Saturday, July 6th, to Francophone Africa. In addition to performances by Canadian artists from different African countries, this day will include a host of activities that will allow the public to interact with members of various African communities living in Toronto. Examples of such activities include booths sponsored by ethnocultural associations, tastings of African dishes and demonstrations of traditional dance and attire. Meet-and-greets will also be organized between the artists and the public after the performances to foster discussion.
Among the artists taking the stage at Yonge-Dundas Square on July 6th and 7th, the powerful trad Québécois trio De Temps Antan, the award-winning folk-world band Mélisande [electrotrad], Nomad’Stones, Radio-Canada’s 2018-2019 world music Révélations; and the Québec rap RnB quartet UNI-T.
Don’t miss the 37th annual Franco-Fête, a major Toronto event that celebrates the cultural wealth and diversity of its Francophone community!
The complete Franco-Fête program will be announced on June 10. For more information please visit us at www.franco-fete.ca.