Afrofest 2012 Preview – Interview with African Guitar Summit

Afrofest 2012 Preview – Interview with African Guitar Summit

Hey DRex readers!

Afrofest 2012 is happening this Saturday and Sunday (July 7-8) at Woodbine Park! If you’re looking for something fun to do, why not check it out?

Dinosaurus Rex was lucky enough to meet up with Juno award winning musical ensemble, African Guitar Summit, to talk about their music and headlining act for Afrofest.

See our interview with African Guitar Summit below!

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Hope to see you all there – if not dancing around the stage we’ll most likely be at the food and beer tent.  Cheers!

About Afrofest 2012

Afrofest is a showcase of the richness and diversity of African culture.

It is a FREE weekend-long celebration of African culture and diversity centred on the non-stop music and dance taking place on three outdoor stages. Afrofest features world-renowned African music acts, as well as dozens of highly-rated African musical groups based in Canada. With a bustling African marketplace, food and craft vendors, artistic displays, a Children’s Village, a drum stage, music workshops, and organized fun and educational activities for youth and children, Afrofest provides guaranteed fun for the whole family, to people of all ethnicities and communities.

For more information on Afrofest 2012 – visit http://www.musicafrica.org

About African Guitar Summit

Indulge in the sounds of the finest Canadian guitarists of African origin – 2005 Juno Award winners for World Music Album of the Year – African Guitar Summit. This star-studded collective unites the talents of 9 musicians, each an expert in their individual style and together creating musical magic with African Guitar Summit. Experience live this superb and unique achievement for African music; the mix of musicians who are distinct in cultural backgrounds and languages yet sharing stories and singing each other’s praises, the inspiration of these skilled hands and voices joined in common to reach the summit…A truly incredible experience! African Guitar Summit features: From Guinea, the smooth fire of Juno Award winner Alpha YaYa Diallo, with his countryman Naby Camara on balafon; from Ghana, the elder master of the guitar, Pa Joe, with “golden voice” Theo Boakye, and the heartbeat of drummer Kofi Ackah; from Kenya, the Fiesta guitar of Professor Adam Solomon; from Burundi/Rwanda, the bluesy Mighty Popo; and from Madagascar the quicksilver guitars and harmonies of Donne Roberts and multiple Juno Award winner Madagascar Slim. Their debut CD “African Guitar Summit” was honoured with a Juno as World Music Album of the Year at the 2005 Juno Awards in April. Their second album, “African Guitar Summit II”, garnered a 2007 Juno award nomination in the same category.

For more info on African Guitar Summit – visit http://www.myspace.com/africanguitarsummit1

Chris

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