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 2016


AIM FILM NIGHT

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

TOPICS: A Film featuring the documentary Is It Sweet about Reggie Rockstone; the Godfather of the Hiplife music genre (blends traditional Ghanaian highlife music with hip hop).
Limited Space Available Advance Tickets $10

07:00pm - 9:00pm

Buy Ticket - 70 Tickets Available
9

Thursday

June 2016


AFRO-SONIC A FUTURE TIP

Venue: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON

African, urban and electronic music audiences will take in the Afro-futuristic dancefloor sounds presented by Rap N’ Roll / Dalton Higgins and Supafrik’s Chinedu Ukabam, as Abakos, a buzzy new band featuring two leaders from Montreal’s Afro-electro-pop scene -Juno Award and Polaris Prize nominee Pierre Kwenders and fellow Congolese-Canadian vocalist Ngabonziza Kiroko (Dear Denizen),premiere their first EP, New Constellation for the first time in Toronto which features production by Jamie Lidell and Nashville trio Basecamp (signed to Skrillex’s Owsla record label). Hosted by Chi (SUPAFRIK) and Herve (moonshine), joining Abakos will be The Fader approved electro rap and soul songstress Adria Kain, DJ Ace Dillinger and special guests, The evening is presented in association with The 2016 Lulaworld festival and kicks off with a dinner hour concert by Afro-Dub-Tryp band, D'BI. & THE 333 whose founders are queen-daughter of dub poetry, d'bi.young anitafrika and Sudanese master musician Waleed Abdulhamid.

Advanced Tickets: $20

10:00PM - 02:00AM

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10

Friday

June 2016


LADIES FIRST SHOWCASE

Fuse Restaurant & Emporium, 366 Queen St E, Toronto

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

Time: 9:00 pm-2:00 AM

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Saturday

June 2016


AIM MUSIC 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: Overcoming negative Images of women in Media/Branding & Marketing/ Mentorship & Networking.
Limited Space Available, Advance Registration Required.

11:00AM - 01:00PM



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: Overcoming negative Images of women in Media/Branding & Marketing/ Mentorship & Networking.
Limited Space Available, Advance Registration Required.
Advance Tickets: $20 day pass

02:00PM - 04:00PM

AFROBEAT FESTIVAL

Venue: Fuse Restaurant & Emporium, 366 Queen St E, Toronto

The event 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 - 03:00AM

12/June/2016
Kobena Aquaa-Harrison/Djungle Bouti Orchestra : Vibe Science

Venue: Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw Street, Studio 101

Kobè’s music is unique - an unpredictable interweave of ancient African grooves and urban rites. DORA Award-winner, Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison, leads the all-star “Djungle Bouti Orchestra” in an interactive journey of black music from motherland to this land.
“The African kid” became a local legend across Toronto – his home-made, maple-leaf shaped guitar in one hand, a bag of live tropical fish in the other. People wondered, “How did the plane take off in the jungle?”
Limited Space Available Advance Tickets $20

07:00PM - 10:00PM

Event Packages


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  • $10

    AIM FILM NIGHT

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    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

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    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

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