We were at Afrofest this past weekend enjoying the sites and sounds of Africa. This 2-day event celebrates the rich and diverse cultures of Africa.
Afrofest is organized by Music Africa, a community-based organization which was established in 1990. Their goal is to promote African music in Toronto through Afrofest and other initiatives. This year, musical performances included Ruth Mathiang from South Sudan, Amara Kante from Guinea and Chita Movalez from Ghana.
While African music attracts people to the festival, many also come to taste the food and to buy African clothing, accessories and home decor.
Food plays a major role in many African cultures, so there was no shortage of flavourful dishes. From alloco (fried plantain) to puffpuff (Nigerian donuts), there was so much to choose from.
Kuwala was on the lookout for beautiful African inspired styles. From the young to the young at heart, we spoke to the fashionable individuals that were wearing African clothing. Initially, we thought we'd be able to fit everyone on this blog post, but we took a lot of photos of a lot of people. So we've created a Facebook album of all the stylish individuals we encountered. Enjoy!