Toronto, Ontario

African musicians and music industry executives throughout the Diaspora will gather in Toronto, Canada for the second annual African Music Week, Africa’s first non-continental music conference and festival.

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About Us

African Music Week (AMW) was created by the AIM 2 Impact, a non-profit organization to heighten the understanding of African music through a series of concentrated events in one of the world’s most diverse and multicultural cities. Our vision for 2016, adding more innovative and interactive engagement of African sounds and lifestyle on a future tip to our audiences. The vastness of African music genre permeates pop culture, fashion, music and dance are a few examples of where its influence can be seen. As a collective, we are distinctly inspired by the global citizenship that represents life in Ontario and in Canada as seen in the many cultures that co-exist here and that same citizenship’s appreciation of the arts. To this, It’s clear to us that music translates regardless of culture which is an important aspect of our vision to broaden awareness to all people regardless of race, culture or creed. Each individual in Aim2Impact has single handedly seen the trend in favour of the rhythmic music culture of the new Africa and the Diaspora, touching broader audiences in our city and across Canada. African Music Week (AMW) is an opportunity for cultural exchange in celebrating Africa’s uniqueness in an uplifting modern setting. As a brand, we want to ensure that in the delivery of AMW to local audiences and the world, the richness of the New Africa lifestyle in contemporary Canada is presented at it’s best.

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Wednesday

June 2017


AFRO- DANCE WORKSHOP

Venue : TBA

TOPICS: Soon

Limited Space Available Advance Tickets $10

TBA

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8

Thursday

June 2017


AIM FILM NIGHT

Venue: Small World Music Center
180 Shaw St. Studio 101, Toronto

A Music Documentary Film

Limited Space Available Advance Tickets $10

7:00PM - 10:00PM

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9

Friday

June 2017


LADIES FIRST SHOWCASE

Maezo Restaurant & Bar
67 Richmond St W, Toronto

This is a night of class, elegance, empowerment, celebration of all female performers.
Hosted by: T.B.A
Music by: Africa Number one female, DJ Donet
Tickets $20

Time: 9:00 pm-2:00 AM

10

Saturday

June 2017


AMW CONFERENCE

Venue : Small World Music Center
180 Shaw St, Studio 101, Toronto

LADIES FIRST FORUM: Empowering Women in the Entertainment Industry
Panel discussing how to building a sustainable community to support females interested in having a career in the entertainment industry?

TOPICS:

  • The challenges breaking into the entertainment industry.
  • Overcoming negative images.
  • Professionalism and longevity in mainstream media and entertainment industry.
  • Experiences pros and cons.

Limited Space Available, Advance Registration Required.

10:30AM - 01:30PM



CONFERENCE: How to get “urban music” the support from the Canadian music establishments.
The Conference will feature a panel covering a mixture of topics regarding the music industry. Attendees will obtain answers to frequently asked questions about the music industry. We are the only conference that will cater specifically to the business and culture of this multi-million dollar industry we affectionately label the “high life”, Afro Pop, Afro Beats, Calypso/Soca, Reggae/Dancehall and Hip Hop.

TOPICS

  • Artist Development/Branding, Marketing & Technology. Current technological trends and how they affect the music industry.
  • The music and entertainment industry and how can African music/Afro beats genre break into the mainstream North American music industry? How to become a professional artists-making a living in the industry?
  • Funding Sources: How to secure funding for artists and music platforms? What funders consider and looks for.

Limited Space Available, Advance Registration Required.
Advance Tickets: Free with registration

01:30PM - 04:30PM

Venue: Small World Music Center
180 Shaw St. Studio 101, Toronto

 

AFRO CHIC AFTER-PARTY/AFROBEATS FESTIVAL:

Venue: TBA

The Festival will be a celebration of the best of local, national and international music makers, brought together on one scorching hot stage. With performances by Afro Beats, Afro Pop, dancers and other musical stars, the audience won’t be able to resist the vibrant synergy of the variety of rhythms.
Advance Tickets: $20

09:00PM - 02:00AM

11

Sunday

June 2017


AMW FAMILY DAY

Venue : TBA

Bring your family for a day of fun filled with music, dance, games, food, vendors, kids bouncing castle, face painting and more!
Limited Space Available, Advance Registration Required.

12:00PM - 05:00PM


Event Packages


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  • $10

    AIM FILM NIGHT

    EVENT DETAILS

    Jesse Weaver Shipley's Living the Hiplife: A documentary about Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music to be Screened at African Music Week in Toronto, Canada.
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    Limited Space Available Advance Tickets $10
    Small World Music Center
    180 Shaw St, Studio 101, Toronto
    Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • $20

    LADIES FIRST SHOWCASE

    EVENT DETAILS

    This is a night of class, elegance, empowerment, celebration of all female performers. Special Performances by: TRISH, EMPRESS & SWEET MARIA, OBUXUM & STAASIA DANIELS
    Hosted by: Comedian Maliaka Brice
    Music by: Africa Number one female, DJ Donet


    Tickets: $20

    VIP tickets available
    Venue: Fuse Restaurant & Emporium, 366 Queen St E, Toronto
    Time: 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • $20

    AFROBEAT FESTIVAL

    EVENT DETAILS

    The Festival will be a celebration of the best of the continent’s local, national and international music makers, brought together on one scorching hot stage. With over 12 participating Afro Beats, Afro Pop, DJ’s, dancers and other musical stars, the audience won’t be able to resist the vibrant synergy of the variety of rhythms.


    Tickets $20
    VIP tickets available
    Venue: : Fuse Restaurant & Emporium, 366 Queen St E, Toronto
    Time: 9:00 PM - 3:00 AM

EVENT SPONSORS


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