African Heritage Festival of Music and Dance (AHFOMAD) is a BC and Greater Vancouver Festival featuring music, dance, cultural, traditional & contemporary+ arts. Join us in sharing the rich and diverse expressions of Africa from the African Canadian perspective in a positive, all inclusive, educational and vibrant festive environment. We bring and present popular and emerging local, national and international performers, as well as arts and culture - creating a unique platform to cultivate and appreciate the diversity of Africa in the Americas. View our past events here or shop AHFOMAD merchandise here.
Coming in 2021
the 10TRIBES truth and reconciliation tour
AHFOMAD Festival is embarking on a themed annual festival called
The 10TRIBES Truth and Reconcilation Tour. This festival will bring together artists, musicians, dancers and organizations from the Ten Most Enslaved Peoples of Africa on an annual festival tour to the Americas and the Carribean, starting in Vancouver, Canada August 1st.
The aim is to say We Are Sorry for what happened to them in the hands of the White Slavers; and share our true story of the slave trade from our perspective as the Most Enslaved Peoples of Africa.
Our stories will change minds and inspire a true coming together.
a virtual experience
AHFOMAD 2020 launched the first ever virtual festival hosted by Festival African Heritage of Music and Dance Society. It involved a three-day show featuring local, national and international artists, streamed live on youtube. This year's festival also launched the artists from Black Africa and her Diaspora in preparation for 2021's festival, inaugurating the 10TRIBES Truth and Reconciliation Tour concept.
Much like music, art has an important place in our community. Combining both art and music together, our festival bridges two creative styles as one. Guests will be able to enjoy the incredible aesthetic and inspiring beauty displayed around the venue. To learn more about what artists and installations will be present at Ahfomad festivals, get in touch today.