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Woezo Africa Cultural Festival (WACF)

We are back with the fourth installment of the Woezo Africa Cultural Festival (WACF)! The Woezo Africa Cultural Festival aims to share and educate the community at large on the level of artistry and innovation that exists within African culture and African Diasporic history through a series of interactive activities, artisan demonstrations, cultural performances

 

On August 25th, you can expect an evening of live music, spoken word, dance performances, visual arts exhibition, the screening of the Roots 2 Branches film and a panel discussion with the three storytellers. Filmed in Mohkínstsis (Calgary), this short documentary features three resilient Black women revisit their formative years in Calgary’s Public School Board system. Uncovering deeply personal and transformative stories, the film explores their shared experiences with systemic racism during high school. Through candid interviews, emotional recollections, and artistic interpretations, the women confront challenges, navigate racial bias, and showcase their collective resilience, highlighting the enduring impact of their journey.

We believe that African, Caribbean and Black cultural practices have a place in the mainstream. We are driven by a desire to advocate for our unique art forms through broader community exposure to the rich, dynamic, and inviting cultures of peoples of African descent. The festival encourages the Calgary community to engage in events that challenge dominant culture and more accurately represents the diversity of the city, and Canada as a whole.  

All communities are welcome to join us for the WACF in learning, participating in and viewing many creative mediums enriched with the history of African culture. Join us on the screening of the Roots 2 Branches documentary and experience a series of interactive community building activities, and performances.

 

Roots 2 Branches Trailer

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Relive your favourite memories or experience a taste of the event for the first time with highlights from the past two iterations of the festival!

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