Welcome to AFROFEST 2019

AFROFEST is the premier African cultural event in North America with over 100 vendors, 300 artists and about 125,000 visitors over the weekend. Performing at AFROFEST is easy – here is what you need to know.

This is the ultimate networking and showcasing event for African artists in Canada.

Music Africa of Canada Inc. selects a combination of local and international artists to perform at AFROFEST.

Domestic artists:

We hold auditions for local artists who are interested in performing at the festival. Please follow us on social media: Twitter: @afrofest;

Instagram: Afrofest_Toronto and Facebook: @AfrofestToronto. We will post information about the audition dates.

International artists:

At AFROFEST, we work principally with international groups that are on tour – therefore each group must have other shows booked in North America before contacting Music Africa. The only exception to this is if the group will be responsible for their transportation costs to come to Toronto. As we pride ourselves in the diverse program we ensure that the full program captures music and cultures from various parts of the continent. Based on this – artists are selected not on any specific merit system but on the uniqueness of their music and how they compare to local artists.

All applications must include:

  1. Name of group, country of origin and current location.
  2. Contact information – phone number, email.
  3. Biography (Please do not direct us to a website)
  4. video links of music videos
  5. videos of live music concerts. The videos must be at least 5 minutes long and show the artist actively performing.

Music Africa covers accommodation of all artists performing at AFROFEST during their stay in Toronto.

All applications must be submitted by email to before March 30, 2019. Later applications may not be considered.