Press Release

CANADA: Come Celebrate the Legacy of African Descendants in Vancouver, The 3rd Annual African Descent Festival, July 22-23rd, 2017.

Press Release,

By African Descent Society,

Vancouver, British Columbia:


June 19, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— As a celebration and promotion of the arts, culture, and music of African descendants, African Descent Society is proud to announce the 3rd annual African Descent Festival. With an often unknown rich African history, Vancouver boasts a vibrant and long-standing African descendant community.

This community follows historic lines back to Hogan’s Alley, the first and only neighborhood in Vancouver with a highly concentrated African-Canadian population. Existing as a vibrant community, the existence of Hogan’s Alley came to an end with the proposed construction of the Georgia Viaduct, which destroyed most of Hogan’s Alley, sparing Chinatown and Gastown.

Commemorating the lives of the African descendants that lived then and the communities that are continuing to be fostered today, the festival takes place at 1166 Main Street, beside Main StreetChinatown Skytrain Station.

Headliners this year include: Princess Nkulee Dube, the daughter of Lucky Dube, Friction and the Roots Drivers and Mostley Marley. With 30+ artists spanning over the weekend of July 22-23rd, the festival also boasts an African Fashion Show curated by Zao Zeus Mohammed, traditional dances, and many guest speakers.

In the current United Nations Decade for People of African Descent, these spaces gather community support for the African Diaspora that exists worldwide. The main aim is to promote the cultural diversity of African Descent in Vancouver through music and entertainment.

At events like this, members of the African Diaspora and others meet to celebrate and pay homage to African heritage, together. Vancouver City will also expect Ugandan Kampala City Lord mayor and his delegation including Deputy Lord Mayor and Councilors from Uganda who will be speaking at Vancouver City Hall on 21st July from 12 noon.

FOR ALL PRESS/RADIO/TV INTERVIEWS Contact: Mr. YASIN KIRAGA M, Nkulee Dube Productions & Management at African Descent Festival. Tel: 6043554434 Email: frontlinepublicrelation@gmail.com, africandescentsocietybc@gmail.com or visit our Website at  www.africandescentfestival.com

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